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Jodie Whittaker: speculation rife after reports she is to quit Doctor Who

Speculation is mounting over the future of Jodie Whittaker after reports she will depart Doctor Who at the end of the upcoming series, putting an end to her tenure in the Tardis after three years.

On Sunday, the Daily Mirror reported that Whittaker intended to leave the BBC show, which returns this autumn, with an anonymous source saying a new Doctor would emerge when the next “regeneration” happens.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi … doctor-who

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According to news reports the ratings have dropped quite a lot since she took over

And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes....

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the writers didn't do her any favours.

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imadsani wrote:

the writers didn't do her any favours.

I don't think the writers have done Doctor Who any favours for years now.

2020.  Meh.

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Her episodes felt completely different from Capaldi's, and not in the good way. I get the actor wanting to take ownership of the performance but the show in whole felt like it had greatly regressed in quality.

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imadsani wrote:

the writers didn't do her any favours.

Agreed, I feel quite sorry for the actors

Chibnall, the current show runner, has improved slightly over his run, but from such a low starting point he a) couldn't really get worse and b) would need years to get to even mediocre. The man just has no idea how to put together an entertaining story.

Ever since he took over the episodes have been characterised by endless, pointless chases that do nothing to progress the storyline, interspersed by endless exposition where one character has to explain to the other characters (and the audience) what the story actually is.

It's bizarre, and very bad TV.