EXCLUSIVE: Doctor Who bosses are planning the fourteenth regeneration of the Time Lord after Jodie Whittaker decided she would go to the UK in the fall later this year after the next series that airs

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Jodie Whittaker will give up at the end of the next Doctor Who series when she turns 14 Time Lord will regenerate

The 38-year-old has told the bosses that, like the majority of her predecessors, she wants to stick to the traditional rule of leaving after three stays in the TARDIS

A source said, “It’s all very quiet, but it is known on the set that Jodie is leaving and they’re preparing to regenerate

“Your departure is top secret, but sometime in the coming months the arrival of the 14th Doctor’s being filmed It’s very exciting ”

The source said she’ll follow co-stars Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole out the door later this year, but showrunner Chris Chibnall is slated to stay

The shooting of the current run of the BBC science fiction show should be completed this summer and will be broadcast in the fall

Bosses have already announced that the series has been reduced to eight episodes due to Covid restrictions that are slowing production

Other doctors who have to leave after three runs are William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi

David Tennant did the same but extended his tenure with special shows Whittaker, the first woman ever cast as a PhD will have an emotional moment

She once said, “If I even think about leaving it makes me cry. When it happens I can anticipate that it will be my most devastating moment

“I absolutely love it. At some point these shoes will be passed on, but it’s not like that yet. I’m holding on tight”

Tennant, who quit in 2008, told how the most nerve-wracking scenes he shot as a doctor were for his exit

Mum-of-One Whittaker was born in July 2017 as the 13th Doctor Announced She made her debut in the closing scenes of the Christmas special while regenerating from Capaldi who was shot dead by Cybermen

Whittaker will have spent nearly five years in the role once her final series airs later this year, after keeping her casting a secret for many weeks

She said at the time, “It was a full military operation that I basically whispered for three months. It got really boring that I still talked like that even in my own kitchen”

She said, “It certainly wasn’t given to me on a plate. There was a long process of how it should be

“You had to make sure I was right for the part you want someone to fight for because it’s such an honor You can’t just be smug”

She and Mandip Gill, who plays Sidekick Yaz, will be joined in the next series by Scouse star John Bishop, who was seen filming with returning warrior villains, the Sontarans

The only thing that ALL Time Lords have in common is that they are very different from one another regardless of gender

The question remains, however, whether the Doc will remain in female form for incarnation 14

The bookmakers are currently offering odds on Death in Paradise star Kris Marshall, Fleabag’s Pheobe Waller-Bridge, Tom Rosenthal from Friday Night Dinners and the great Happy Valley star James Norton, most of which will be last in the race were

But the show is produced by BBC Wales, which means David Tennant’s staged pal Michael Sheen, along with his Welsh Gavin & Stacey favorite Joanna Page, could be a front runner

Other competitors include Ghosts actress Charlotte Ritchie, quirky Bond star Ben Whishaw, and Dancing on the Edge’s Chiwetel Ejiofor

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Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/doctor-who-star-jodie-whittaker-23255685