“We won’t be commenting on any speculation around Jodie’s future on the show.”
So said a BBC spokesperson following a report that Jodie Whittaker is quitting Doctor Who and will -apparently- exit at the end of the upcoming season.
The original report from The Mirror claimed the Doctor would regenerate into a new guise, but showrunner Chris Chibnall would be staying. That would put her run at three seasons, same as Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi, amongst others.
The story, and BBC’s failure to deny, has since been picked up by heavyweight reports including Variety, Deadline, ET, The Guardian and The Telegraph.
An 8 episode season, following coronavirus-related filming disruptions, is expected in Spring. Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole also recently departed.