Jodie Whittaker made history when she became the very first female to slip into the role of the Time Lord. While Doctor Who fans everywhere knew the series was returning for Season 12, it had yet to be confirmed by the BBC network whether Jodie would return to play Doctor Who for another season.
Per Doctor Who history, actors typically have several stints as the Time Lord before the position is recast to someone new. This is with the exception of Christopher Eccleston who was only Doctor Who for a single season. While there was always a chance Jodie would only stick around for a single season, she recently confirmed that would not be the case.
Speaking exclusively with the Hollywood Reporter, Whittaker confirmed her plans to return as Doctor Who for Season 12. According to the actress, she just isn't ready to hand over the position to someone else.
"I really can't wait to step back in and get to work again. It's such an incredible role. It's been an extraordinary journey so far and I'm not quite ready to hand it over yet," Whittaker revealed.
The unveiling of Jodie Whittaker as the very first female to take on the role of the Time Lord was earth-shattering news in the Doctor Who universe. It, however, was largely well-received with a great deal of praise from the fan base.