Sunday 3rd January 2021 at 233 p.m.
That is the question many fans will be asking themselves today New rumors suggest that current PhD Jodie Whittaker plans to quit the BBC science fiction series later this year
According to Mirror, Whittaker will be celebrating her grand exit at the end of the thirteenth series that is currently being shot From this point on, a new actor will take over the central role
It is currently unknown which (if any) actors could be in their frame to take them on, and whether showrunner Chris Chibnall would cast another Doctor to lead the series
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When contacted by RadioTimescom, the BBC declined to comment on speculation about Whittaker’s future on the show
“It’s all very quiet, but it is known on the set that Jodie is leaving and they’re preparing for a recovery,” a source told The Mirror
“Your departure is top secret, but sometime in the coming months the arrival of the 14th Doctor’s being filmed It’s very exciting ”
Originally introduced to audiences around the world in 2017, Whittaker was the first female incarnation of the changing alien The Doctor when she succeeded Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi in a festive Special Twice Upon a Time
Without her debut, Whittaker has appeared in 22 episodes so far (eight more confirmed for the next series) and has faced a variety of classic Who monsters, including the Cybermen, Daleks, and the Master, during her years in the United States TARDIS
But are these rumors true? That is certainly possible.If Whittaker left after four years and three series, she would follow the reigns of predecessors Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi (who both had similar terms at the top), as well as classic doctors like William Hartnell, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Dr Sylvester McCoy, who was all gone after a few years
However, with just 30 episodes, she would technically have the third lowest screen time of any Doctor (just ahead of Paul McGann and Christopher Eccleston), so Whittaker might prefer to collect a few more hours with the sonic screwdriver before finally giving it up / p>
“It would be too annoying to question an endpoint [from Doctor Who],” she told the Telegraph
“I got the idea that Doctor Who would be as famous as the Notting Hill picture of Rhys Ifans [opening the door to a bunch of paparazzi] and it isn’t,” she said. “If you’re into a Whovian bumps, really does it both days
“It’s emotional, poetic, and very humble to be on the show because you are a little piece of the puzzle of something that is so precious to so many people”
Will Jodie Whittaker’s farewell be in 2021, or is the Thirteenth Doctor’s adventures just beginning? As always, time will tell
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