BROADCHURCH star Jodie Whittaker will become the first female Doctor in Doctor Who, the BBC has announced.

The actress, 35, will take over from Peter Capaldi as the 13th reincarnation of the Time Lord.

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Capaldi, who first stepped into the Tardis in 2013, will be seen for the last time by viewers in the 2017 Christmas special.

A 14-YEAR-old girl from Essex has been voted the first winner of The Voice Kids UK.

Jess, who has been performing and singing since she was a toddler, was crowned champion of the singing competition’s inaugural series on Sunday night.

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Her rendition of Beyonce’s Love On Top was voted the winning performance by viewers and means she has been handed a £30,000 music bursary.

WILL Smith will voice the Genie in Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin, it has been announced.

Smith will join the cast of the film alongside relative newcomer Mena Massoud in the titular role and British actress Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine.

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The casting was announced at Disney’s D23 convention in Anaheim, California.