Jodie Whittaker withdraws from Doctor Who on a “real high”


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  • bang showbiz
  • December 5, 2021

Jodie Whittaker leaves Doctor Who on a “real high”

Jodie Whittaker explained that she was leaving the TARDIS and that she was happy to go on a “real high”

Jodie Whittaker is happy that she is retiring from “Doctor Who” on a “real high”.

The 39-year-old actress – who first entered the TARDIS as the very first female doctor in the 2017 Christmas special, then her first series the following year – is set to leave the BBC One series after a limited series in six parts. Doctor Who: Flux ‘, which ends on Sunday (05.12.21), then three specials in 2022.

And she admitted that she would rather leave now than “hang on to something for myself.”

She explained, “I obviously know what the storylines are.

“I know what challenges Chris [Chibnall, showrunner] is going to play out brilliantly, and as an actor I just felt like it was a really good time.

“So I would stay for so many good reasons, but also just to hold on to something for myself, when in fact what I’m given is wonderful.”

Jodie praised longtime showrunner Chris Chibnall, who will be replaced by the return of Russell T Davies – who is expected to return to head the program 12 years after leaving office – for always giving him a ‘challenge’ .

She added to RadioTimes.com: “For me, with Chris, I never felt like something was missing, because I was kept on my toes the whole time.

“So when it came to something to play I knew I didn’t have to worry about being challenged [because] anything he was going to give me was going to be a challenge.

A replacement Doctor has yet to be chosen, although “It’s a Sin” star Olly Alexander and her co-star Omari Douglas have been linked in the iconic role.

Russell worked with the two stars on the hit HIV / AIDS drama.

Following the end of “Doctor Who: Flux” tonight on BBC One, there will be three new specials for New Years Day (01.01.22).

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