VIDEO: New Doctor Who trailer gives fans first glimpse of Sheffield-filmed sci-fi hit

Jodie Whittaker is the new Doctor Who.
Jodie Whittaker is the new Doctor Who.
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Doctor Who fans have been given their first glimpse of new Time Lord Jodie Whittaker - and Sheffield is set to feature heavily in the new series.

Lovers of the long-running BBC1 hit have been raving about the 40-second clip - released on Twitter - which unveils Whittaker as the first female doctor and her new band of companions.

And one of them, is a Sheffield teenager who lives at the city's famous Park Hill flats.

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Actress Mandip Gill, who plays character Yasmin Khan in the new series, said: "Yas is a 19-year-old from Sheffield.

"She asks for a bit more from life and she gets a bit more.

"She's whisked on an adventure with people who become her famlly. And she idolises the Doctor."

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The city is set to feature strongly in episodes of the new series, with the Doctor's famous TARDIS landing in Sheffield in February for filming in front of the Grade II listed flats which are one of the most recognisable buildings on the Sheffield skyline.

Fans flocked to Park Hill to catch a glimpse of the star who was unveiled as the 13th Doctor last Christmas, taking over the famed role from actor Peter Capaldi.

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She was filmed recording a number of scenes with fellow co-stars Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole.