The Doctor Who New Year's Day 2019 special promised to be “one of the most dramatic episodes this series” with Jodie Whittaker at the helm as the Chris Chibnall’s storyline saw the Daleks return.
However, the writer seemingly chose to reference Brexit with a dig and many fans were not happy.
The Doctor was in urgent need of help after facing trouble against the Daleks, and chose to phone UNIT.
UNIT, which was last under Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave), was created to investigate and combat paranormal and extraterrestrial threats to the Earth.
UNIT now stands for Unified Intelligence Taskforce, having previously stood for United Nations Intelligence Task Force.
After facing a difficult call-handler, the Doctor said: “This is incredibly urgent, the fate of the entire planet is at stake!”
The call handler replied: “Oh, I’m so sorry. UNIT operations have been suspended, pending review.”
Shocked, the Doctor gasped: “What? No, it can’t have been. UNIT is a fundamentally vital protection for planet Earth against alien invasion. What happened to it?”
The call handler continued: “All UNIT operations were put on hold following financial disputes and subsequent funding withdrawal by the UK’s major international partners,” as the Doctor sighed: “You’re kidding!”
The operator added: “Other armed forces are available if you could answer a couple of questions on how I may best direct your call,” before the Doctor stated: “We’re on our own!”
Doctor Who’s BREXIT jibe leaves BBC New Year’s Day viewers fuming (Image: BBC)