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Jodie Whittaker Recalls “Four Years of Heaven” Working on Doctor Who

Jodie Whittaker has fondly recalled her time as the Thirteenth Doctor in Doctor Who, calling her time on the show “four years of absolute heaven.”

The actress was asked about how she feels about the series now that she’s left and a new era has begun; she replied:

“I feel very nostalgic — I talk about it all the time, literally. The memories come up on my phone all the time. It was just an absolute joy. Four years of absolute heaven. I loved everyone I worked with, loved the crew, and I loved living in Wales.

“What is ace about working on Doctor Who is that no one kicks you out the family; I’m always in the Who family and I’ll be someone’s Doctor. Even if I’m not everyone’s, I’m someone’s and so I’ll never not be the Doctor.”

Whittaker’s debut episode was 2018’s The Woman Who Fell to Earth, and her last 2022’s The Power of the Doctor, so she’s had a little while to come to terms with that period of her life ending.

But she’s right — once you’re part of Doctor Who, that’s it forever. She’ll forever be the Thirteenth Doctor and forever have a dedicated following. Either way, it’s nice to hear she looks back at her time on our favourite show with happiness. And that, Thirteenth Doctor fans, will surely mean she’d be open to return in a multi-Doctor story…

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Jodie Whittaker Recalls “Four Years of Heaven” Working on Doctor Who

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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