The BBC has posted on social media the first official photo of the first female "Doctor Who" lead.

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The image shows actress Jodie Whittaker standing on a grassy hill wearing a stripey shirt with yellow suspenders holding up cropped pants and blue socks and button-up boots on her feet.

She is also wearing calf-length brown and beige overcoat and sports a short, blonde hairdo.

The show's iconic, blue Tardis spaceship can be seen behind her.

Whittaker, who is best known for her work in the mystery drama "Broadchurch," is taking over for outgoing "Doctor Who" star Peter Capaldi, who will last be seen in the series' upcoming Christmas episode.