He said: 'I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we're thrilled to have secured our number one choice.
The Sky1 series - which aired three years ago, a year after Broadchurch first appeared on screens - saw Jodie take on the role of Trish Tooley in the raunchy drama.
She was born in Skelmanthorpe, West Yorkshire, trained at the Guidhall School of Music and Drama and made her professional debut in the play The Storm at the Shakespeare's Globe theatre 12 years ago.
The actor, currently starring in Netflix's The Crown - for which he also stripped down to nothing - regenerated in the Christmas Day instalment as the new most recent Timelord Peter Capaldi.
The TV star is soon to become known for her family friendly role in the new Doctor Who series, but has previously embraced grittier roles, such as her portrayal as Beth Latimer in the ITV hit series Broadchurch - which came to a conclusion earlier this year.
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