Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker talks David Tennants warning –

Doctor Who‘s Jodie Whittaker was warned by previous Time Lord David Tennant that her time on the show would fly by.

The Black Mirror actress is stepping down from the iconic role next year, once the three special episodes – starting tonight – have aired, but it’s currently undecided who’ll control the TARDIS afterwards.

Catching up with Radio Times, she reflected on a whirlwind journey.

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“I was announced in… was I announced in 2017? Yeah. Weirdly, it’s like for me, it’s as if it’s been three years, I’ve done three seasons, but it’s been much longer than that.

“And actually, it has gone [quickly],” she continued. “And I remember this was one thing that I really remember David [Tennant] saying to me before, right? Like before I started shooting. He said: ‘This will go so quickly. It will feel like it goes in a whirlwind.’

“And it has. And I think the one thing that I will be eternally grateful for, and I think I can speak for Mandip [Gill] in this way, is that we have always been aware of how ace it is. As much as you can be in the chaos and it is you know, it’s a mad whirlwind.”

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Whittaker went on to explain: “Any film set is but this is particularly mad! It’s been yeah, it is a really joyous thing. And so it’s gone quick, but it’s like so rich, full of wonderful experiences.”

Doctor Who: Flux premieres tonight (October 31) on BBC One in the UK. In the US, the show airs on BBC America, with series 1-12 available on HBO Max.

For more information on Doctor Who: Time Fracture, head this way – tickets are also available via retailers including LOVEtheatre, London Theatre Direct, Fever and Ticketmaster.

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