Jodie Whittaker is rumored to be quitting Doctor Who after her third season at the show. Whittaker currently plays the 14th Doctor on the BBC sci-fi series.
Whittaker Quitting Rumor Details
Daily Mirror: Whittaker Quitting Doctor Who. “The 38-year-old has told bosses she intends to stick to the traditional rule of leaving after three stints in the TARDIS, like the majority of her predecessors. One insider said: “It’s all very hush-hush but it is known on set that Jodie is leaving and they are gearing up for a regeneration.” [Daily Mirror]
BBC Won’t Comment On Whittaker Rumor. “A BBC spokesperson said it would not comment on the reports regarding Whittaker. Her co-stars Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole left the programme in the New Year’s Day episode.” [Guardian]
Most Doctor Who Stars Leave After Three Seasons. “If she does leave after season 13, it would mean that all three of the most recent Doctors only stayed on the show for three years (Matt Smith was on from 2010-2013 and Peter Capaldi was on from 2014-2017). David Tennant had the role for five years, though he technically only did three seasons and a series of bonus specials.” [AV Club]
Mary Sue: Make The Doctor A Woman Of Color. “Personally, I think it’s about time that a woman of color take on the mantle of the Doctor. “But we’ve already had one woman!” some cry out as they read this. And I can’t help but ask, what about all the white men that have played The Doctor over and over again? Why do they not count when Doctor Who fans complain about the thought of another woman Doctor?” [Mary Sue]