'Doctor Who': Jodie Whittaker shares her reaction to filming her final scene

Doctor Who special The Power of the Doctor has released new images. (BBC)
Doctor Who special The Power of the Doctor has released new images. (BBC)

Jodie Whittaker has opened up on her reaction to filming her final scenes in Doctor Who.

In an interview with Empire, Whittaker talked about stepping away from the character she has played since 2017 and the emotional impact of her regeneration scene.

She said: “I love the dialogue Chris [Chibnall] wrote for my regeneration. It captures my Doctor beautifully. It’s simple, epic and beautiful. When I could see the crew was happy with that last shot, that’s when my bottom lip started going.

"I was like, ‘Well, they can’t say they need another take now because I’ve f*****g lost it!’”

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Whittaker also talked about what Doctor Who fans can expect from her final episode which airs later this year: “It’s a huge treat if you’re a proper fan. It’s got all the iconic things that you associate with Doctor Who. It’s massive.”

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Jodie Whittaker in 'Doctor Who'. (BBC)

With Whittaker departing the show, she is set to be replaced by Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa who will appear as the Doctor for the show's 60th anniversary specials which will air next year.

Russell T Davies is also returning to the show to replace Chris Chibnall after originally writing Doctor Who from its revival in 2005 to his departure in 2010.

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The three 60th anniversary specials will also see the return of David Tennant who played the 10th iteration of the Doctor and Catherine Tate as his companion Donna Noble.

The Rwandan actor naturalized British Mizero Ncuti Gatwa arriving at Palazzo Parigi, on the occasion of Milan Fashion Week Men's Collection Spring Summer 2023. Milan (Italy), June 19th, 2022 (Photo by Marco Piraccini/Archivio Marco Piraccini/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Ncuti Gatwa is the next Doctor. (Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Before he died in July, Bernard Cribbins, who previously appeared on the show as Donna's grandfather Wilfred, filmed scenes for the specials.

New castmembers for the anniversary include How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris and Heartstopper actor Yasmin Finney who will play a character called Rose.

Jodie Whittaker's last episode – The Power of the Doctor – will air on BBC One in October.

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