While the Christmas special for Doctor Who is all filmed and ready to be broadcast later this year, the rest of season 13 may not be available until 2022. As Jodie Whittaker returns to the set of the BBC series, it has been reported the full series faces a disappointing delay.
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Jodie will return as the Time Lord but will be without two of her trusty companions as Bradley Walsh is expected to step down from his role as Graham O’Brien.
It’s likely his exit could be part of the Christmas special, and his grandson Ryan Sinclair (played by Toisin Cole) could be leaving with him.
Speaking about the delay to season 13, a source told The Mirror: “Shooting safely is a slow process.
“If here is a series finished and ready to go next year, it will be nothing short of a miracle.”
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Doctor Who season 13: Jodie Whittaker returns to set but there’s a devastating twist (Image: BBC)
Doctor Who season 13: Jodie Whittaker is set to reprise her role as the Time Lord (Image: BBC)
Fortunately, fans will get a small insight into what the future holds for Jodie’s Time Lord in the festive episode.
The episode was filming before the coronavirus pandemic struck with Mandip Gill returning as Yasmin Khan alongside Graham and Ryan.
Mandip previously teased details of the instalment, telling Radio Times: “I think I'm allowed to say, yes, the festive special has been filmed.
“It was absolutely pure luck we happened to have filmed it.
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