The BBC declined to comment on rumors about Whittaker, who became the 13th actor and the first woman to portray the Time Lord after having signed up to take on the beloved role in 2017. In response to the report, a BBC spokesperson said Variety that they would not comment on “any speculation about Jodie’s future on the show”.
Whittaker co-stars Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole made their last appearances on the longtime series during the New Years special, Revolution of the Daleks, which also saw John Barrowman’s Captain Jack Harkness Returns, who was first introduced as a recurring guest character in Season 1 of the Doctor Who rebirth before facing off against the series spinoff Torchwood.
In our episode review, we praised Walsh and Cole’s final scene for offering “a somewhat satisfying symmetry,” although we also recognized that it included “a note that some might consider too manipulative in the same way that ‘A Hallmark Christmas film would avoid sounding too over the top,’ which in part contributed to ‘a disappointing comeback for Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor and her family’.
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If you want to get acquainted with all the doctors, past and present, read Whittaker’s essay on his time as Time Lord, see our beginner’s guide to Doctor Who, then take a look at our complete guide to all doctors. After you’ve learned everything you need to know, take a look at IGN’s history Q&A with Jodie Whittaker, Matt Smith and David Tennant.
Adele Ankers is a freelance entertainment journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.