Jodie Whittaker is still The Doctor in Doctor Who, even though it was announced she’s leaving the show, and she wants to make that very clear.
So, what does this mean?
Well, it means that she’s still filming her final Doctor Who episodes and she’s still very much invested in the character and in the show.
Her time as The Doctor hasn’t been an easy one.
Viewership for the BBC show hasn’t been brilliant since she took on the role, and it has nothing to do with her performance.
I’ve said it time and time again, Jodie is one of the best Doctors we’ve ever had.
She’s been let down by poor writing and even poorer leadership.
Jodie Whittaker has been a great Doctor in Doctor Who
Chris Chibnall has to go down as one of the most uninspiring showrunners of all time.
It’s no wonder that the BBC had to do everything they could to get Russell T. Davies to return as showrunner.
So, I think a lot of the blame of the rather poor reception to these latest seasons of Doctor Who has to be placed as Chibnall’s feet – not Whittaker’s.
Anyway, that’s enough of me rambling about Doctor Who.
Here’s what Jodie had to say about her last few days working on Doctor Who and her upcoming exit from the show.
Well, it’s strange because, like, announcing you’re the Doctor, it always happens at a very strange time. So you announce that you’re going to play the Doctor and it happens before, essentially, you’ve stepped foot on set. So that’s one big announcement and the very emotionally, kind of contradicting thing is you announce you’re leaving, but you haven’t left. So I am still knee deep in shooting. So to me this hasn’t finished. You’re just in it, but I can be in it. So the good thing now is being announced that these are my last episodes that I’m shooting doesn’t mean I have to let go yet.
What do you make of this news?
Do you agree with me and think that Jodie Whittaker’s been let down by a poor Doctor Who showrunner?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
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