Jodie Whittaker is reported to be giving up her role as Doctor Who at the end of the next series.
The 38-year-old actress told BBC bosses she intended to stick to the traditional three-series stint on the show.
Most of Whittaker’s predecessors called the Time Lord’s time after their third foray into the TARDIS.
According to the mirror, A source said: “It’s all very quiet, but it is known on set that Jodie is leaving and they are preparing to regenerate.
“Your departure is top secret, but the arrival of the 14th Doctor will have to be filmed sometime in the coming months.
“It’s very exciting.”
Jodie Whittaker is slated to take on other roles after filming on the current run of the BBC science fiction show is completed this summer.
The series is expected to air in the fall.
A source said she’ll follow co-stars Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole out the door later this year, but showrunner Chris Chibnall is set to stay.
The shooting of the current run of the BBC science fiction show should be completed this summer and aired in the fall.
The bosses have already announced that the series has been reduced to eight episodes due to Covid restrictions that are slowing production.
Other doctors 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 term with special shows. Whittaker, the first woman ever to be cast as a PhD, is about to experience an emotional moment.
She once said, “If I even think about going, it makes me cry. When it happens I can anticipate that it will be my worst moment.
“I absolutely love it. At some point these shoes will be passed on, but it’s not yet like that. I hold on tight “
The mother of a Whittaker was announced as the 13th doctor in July 2017.
She made her debut in the closing scenes of the Christmas special when she was regenerating from Capaldi who was shot 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.