DOCTOR WHO: BBC Refuses To Debunk Rumors That Jodie Whittaker Has Decided To Leave The Series
Over the weekend, rumours started swirling that Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker has decided to walk away from the BBC series after three seasons, and the BBC refuses to debunk those claims in a statement.
Over the weekend, Mirror Online reported that Jodie Whittaker has decided to walk away from Doctor Who after starring in three seasons of the hit BBC series. The site noted that "at some point over the coming months the arrival of the 14th Doctor will need to be filmed," while it's said that the actress is understandably keen to now take on other roles.
She wouldn't be the first Doctor to hang up their Sonic Screwdriver after three seasons, and this report adds that Whittaker's co-stars, Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole, are also leaving.
Showrunner Chris Chibnall will continue working on the show, but the team in front of the camera will obviously be completely overhauled. It's always exciting when a new lead is found for Doctor Who, and Whittaker made history when she became the first woman to take on the role.
Deadline has reached out to the BBC for comment, and their response may tell us everything we need to know. "We won’t be commenting on any speculation around Jodie’s future on the show," a spokesperson said, neither debunking nor confirming plans for Whittaker's departure.
Whittaker first played the Doctor in 2017, following in the footsteps of Peter Capaldi, David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Christopher Eccleston.
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