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When is Jodie Whittaker leaving Doctor Who?

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Jodie Whittaker is passing on the title of Timelord after playing the role since 2017 (Picture: BBC Studios/James Pardon/Matt Burlem)

Fans of Doctor Who are getting ready to say goodbye to Jodie Whittaker, the show’s first ever female Doctor.

Having become the Timelord in 2017, Whittaker has spoke about her feelings leaving the series, saying she will be ‘filled with grief.’

But when is she leaving the show, and who could take over as the new Doctor?

Here’s all you need to know.

When is Jodie Whittaker leaving Doctor Who?

It has been confirmed that both Jodie Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall will be leaving the show in 2022.

The announcement accompanied the news that their final episodes will be a trio of specials, culminating in a blockbuster episode that will form part of the BBC’s Centenary celebrations next autumn.

Jodie’s final outing as the Doctor will be a feature-length adventure before the Time Lord regenerates once again, with a new actor stepping into the TARDIS as the 14th iteration of the character.

Jodie first joined the show back in 2017 (Picture: BBC)

But before those 2022 specials that’ll see out her final moments as the Time Lord, Whittaker still has her final episodes in the current 13th series to air.

Series 13 has been one-overarching story subtitled Flux.

The Flux storyline will conclude tonight, December 5.

Addressing the announcement of their exits, Chibnall said: ‘To finish our time on the show with an additional Special, after the pandemic changed and challenged our production plans, is a lovely bonus. It’s great that the climax of the Thirteenth Doctor’s story will be at the heart(s) of the BBC’s centenary celebrations.

‘I wish our successors – whoever the BBC and BBC Studios choose – as much fun as we’ve had. They’re in for a treat!’

Jodie added: ‘In 2017 I opened my glorious gift box of size 13 shoes. I could not have guessed the brilliant adventures, worlds and wonders I was to see in them.

‘My heart is so full of love for this show, for the team who make it, for the fans who watch it and for what it has brought to my life. And I cannot thank Chris enough for entrusting me with his incredible stories.

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