The BBC has released the first photo of Jodie Whitaker in full costume as Doctor Who's new Doctor. 

Whittaker's outfit for her tenure as the 13th Time Lord - the first female Doctor - features blue cropped trousers with yellow braces, a long trench coat and brown boots. 

Time travelling in style

She will make her first onscreen appearance as the Doctor in this year's Doctor Who Christmas Special, Twice Upon a Time, on BBC One.

Whittaker takes over from Peter Capaldi as the Doctor in a new series next year with Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole also joining the cast.

Jodie Whittaker with her new Doctor Who co-stars (L-R) Mandip Gill, Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole

Her debut 10-week season of Doctor Who will begin on BBC One in Autumn 2018. 

Whittaker, whose credits include Trust Me, Venus and Good Vibrations has described it as "more than an honour" to be playing the Doctor. 

"It means remembering everyone I used to be," she told the BBC, "while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope."