Fans hoping that the casting of a female Doctor Who in the new season of the sci-fi drama could lead to the Time Lord having children are about to be disappointed.
The show's exiting writer, Steven Moffat, has left instructions to ensure the character - to be played by Jodie Whittaker - will not become a mother in any future plots.
Speaking to the Daily Star, Moffat said: 'I knew The Doctor would regenerate into a woman while [casting the new] series.
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Mum's (not) the word! Jodie Whittaker [pictured] 'is not about to get pregnant' in Doctor Who despite being the first female Time Lord, says exiting show boss Steven Moffat
'He is an alien that has taken the form of a human male. He will not notice the change to a woman - and he is not about to get pregnant.'
Moffat, 55, also elaborated on the thought process in switching up the gender of the iconic BBC character and explained that The Doctor 'hasn't a single masculine quality that he could find'.
Jodie - who is mother to her two-year old daughter with husband Christian Contreras in real life - portrayed the grieving mum to Danny Latimer in Broadchurch, and his sister Chloe.
Danny was the child killed in episode one, and the plot of the rest of the season centred around his family's desperate search for his