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WATCH: Russell T Davies reveals when Jodie Whittaker’s final Doctor Who episode will air… and how long it will be

May 10th, 2022 by Marc Comments

Oops! It looks like returning Doctor Who Showrunner Russell T Davies may have let a little cat out of the bag at the Baftas on Sunday night.

Davies was the man who brought Doctor Who back from the dead [literally] in 2005 when he cast Christopher Eccleston in the lead role, he then went on to give the world David Tennant in the role before heading off. He’s recently been brought along with his production company Bad Wolf to save the dhow from the dead again or rather from being murdered for the last three years by Chris Chibnall (here).

It’s known that Davies will step back into the show just in time to see current Doctor Jodie Whittaker exit the role, handing over to just announced newcomer Ncuti Gatwa (here) before next year’s 60th-anniversary special.

Up until now we knew the episode sets up three big villains’ returns with Sacha Dawan returning as the Master alone with the Daleks and the Cybermen but that’s not all, as we spotted two classic era companions and fan favourites in there too with Sophie Aldred’s Ace returning – Aldred traveled with Sylvester McCoy’s Doctor back in the 80s – and Janet Fielding’s Tegan who traveled with both Tom Baker’s and Peter Davidson’s Doctors in the 1970s and 1980s, but now Davies has dropped two big pieces of news.

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He reassured everyone that Whittaker is still very much the Doctor at the minute and that he has been in contact with her about filming her grand send-off which will be in October and is 90 mins long – you can see him spill the beans in the video below.

At that stage we’ll see Gatwa take the Doctor into his 60th year, leaving Chibnall behind.

Will we see more of Whittaker as rumours suggest the special will be a multi-doctor arc (here)? Hard to say at this stage but with the Chibnall era Jo Martin’s Renegade Doctor and Sacha Dhawan’s Master both heading to Big Finish’s audio adventures (here), we may hold out hope of seeing – or rather hearing – more from Jodie in the future.

She deserved so much better than she got.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….