The British broadcaster answered to the rumors about Whittaker's departure from the famous show.
It had been recently reported that the English actress would be leaving Doctor Who after its upcoming 13th season. Despite this ongoing rumors, when contacted by Digital Spy, the BBC responded by saying "We won’t be commenting on any speculation around Jodie’s future on the show."
Whittaker became the first ever female Doctor, taking on the role in the show's eleventh season, which aired in 2017. If reports of her departure are indeed true, the actress would become one of several Doctors to leave the show after only three seasons —like Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi, among others.
The sci-fi drama's 13th season is set to premier sometime around the United Kingdom's fall, and it will include only eight episodes, since production has been affected because of the pandemic.
In a January, 2020 conversation with Entertainment Weekly about her role on the series, the 38-year-old actress stated "At some point, these shoes are going to be handed on, but it's not yet. I'm clinging on tight!".