First female Time Lord Jodie Whittaker clutches onto a hot water bottle as she films new series of Doctor Who in a 17th-century village

She was announced as the first ever female Time Lord in July, and made her exciting debut in the Christmas special.

And Jodie Whittaker got straight back to business on Wednesday, as she was spotted filming the new series of Doctor Who in Gosport, Hampshire. 

The actress, 35, was seen clutching onto a hot water bottle as she shot the highly-anticipated series in a 17th century village - hinting at the first location of the TARDIS' travels.

Here she is: Jodie Whittaker got straight back to business on Wednesday, as she was spotted filming the new series of Doctor Who in Gosport, Hampshire

Here she is: Jodie Whittaker got straight back to business on Wednesday, as she was spotted filming the new series of Doctor Who in Gosport, Hampshire

Jodie bundled up warm for the stint of filming outside in a grey jumper, layered beneath a chunky green padded coat.

Leaving her hair in its every day state and going make-up free for the scenes, the actress maintained the Doctor's famously low-key style as she transformed into the iconic character on set.

The Broadchurch star cut a tense figure as she interacted with her co-stars for cameras, hinting at tension to come in the upcoming series.  

Chilly: The actress kept warm with a green padded coat and hot water bottle, and cut a tense figure on set as she embarked on undoubtedly dramatic scenes for the new series

Chilly: The actress kept warm with a green padded coat and hot water bottle, and cut a tense figure on set as she embarked on undoubtedly dramatic scenes for the new series

While little is known about the upcoming episodes, half of her co-stars remained in modern dress, while others sported classic robes and bonnets, hinting the Doctor will travel back in time to kick the series off. 

The actress and her fellow cast members were also filming at Little Woodham, a living history 17th-century village made only of traditional materials - further teasing at the first location of the Time Lord's travels.

Jodie was announced as the first female Doctor Who in July last year, and made her debut in the Christmas special when Peter Capaldi regenerated.

Exciting: While little is known about the upcoming series, half of her co-stars remained in modern dress, while others sported classic robes, hinting the Doctor will travel back in time

Exciting: While little is known about the upcoming series, half of her co-stars remained in modern dress, while others sported classic robes, hinting the Doctor will travel back in time

In 2017, she gushed to Dermot O'Leary on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show that she was over-the-moon when she landed her 'dream job'.

Detailing the opportunity, she said: 'Every job is a world away from Doctor Who. That's why it's the dream part.

'You can never say "I'm typecast". You don't get typecast as a Time Lord. It's never going to regurgitate doing anything which is amazing. This will maybe seem a bit confusing. It's nothing like that'll be. I am an actor.' 

Dream come true: Jodie was announced as the first female Doctor Who in July last year, and later deemed it the 'dream part' 

Dream come true: Jodie was announced as the first female Doctor Who in July last year, and later deemed it the 'dream part' 

Jodie - who has starred in recent years in ITV's Broadchurch as grieving mother Beth Latimer and the BBC's unnerving medical drama Trust Me - is the 13th incarnation of the Time Lord. 

She is joined by Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill and Sharon D Clarke in the new series, which premieres on the BBC later this year. 

It was also confirmed in October that comedian, actor and TV presenter Bradley Walsh will be appearing alongside Jodie as a series regular named Graham.

First look: Jodie made her debut as the first female Time Lord in the Christmas special, when Peter Capaldi regenerated

First look: Jodie made her debut as the first female Time Lord in the Christmas special, when Peter Capaldi regenerated

Much-anticipated: The new series will debut on the BBC later this year

Much-anticipated: The new series will debut on the BBC later this year

Speaking to the Radio Times, the host of The Chase confessed his delight at the role, as a long-standing fan of the famous sci-fi series. 

Bradley said: 'I remember watching William Hartnell as the first Doctor. Black and white made it very scary for a youngster like myself. I was petrified but even though I'd watch most of it from behind the sofa through my fingers, I became a fan.

'Am I thrilled to be part of this whole ground breaking new dawn for the Doctor?? Oh yes!' 

Stellar line-up: Jodie will be joined by Bradley Walsh on the series, who will play a series regular in the form of her sidekick Graham

Stellar line-up: Jodie will be joined by Bradley Walsh on the series, who will play a series regular in the form of her sidekick Graham

 

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