Jodie Whittaker accidentally confirms she'll be back for the next series of 'Doctor Who'

Ben Arnold
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British actor Jodie Whittaker attends a special screening of BBC America's "Doctor Who" at the Paley Center for Media on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Jodie Whittaker was the first woman to play the Doctor (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Jodie Whittaker has revealed - possibly by accident - that she'll be back in the Tardis for another series of Doctor Who.

Currently in the midst of the 12th series of the show, she let slip in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that she'll be back as the Doctor for the 13th too.

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“I'm doing another season,” she told the magazine. “That might be a massive exclusive that I'm not supposed to say, but it's unhelpful for me to say [I don't know] because it would be a massive lie!

“I absolutely adore it. At some point, these shoes are going to be handed on, but it's not yet. I'm clinging on tight!”

This current series is Whittaker's second, after taking over as the first ever female Doctor – the 13th in all – in the show's history in 2017, for the Christmas episode, before embarking on her first full series in 2018.

Doctor Who (Credit: BBC)
Doctor Who (Credit: BBC)

She's been a hit with fans and critics ever since.

Speaking about how the role has affected her life, she added: “I wear a baseball cap on the tube or on the subway.

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“But really, my life has changed in a wonderful sense. I’ve got a massive social life now, which is either the people that work in our very tight-knit family in Cardiff [where the show is made] or a load of Whovians who are lovely to you when you walk past them.”

So far they've tussled with Sacha Dhawan's The Master, met inventor Nikola Tesla and will soon encounter classic Who villains the Cybermen.

The show continues on BBC1 this Sunday.