Poor Jodie Whittaker is not having an easy time in the new scenes for Doctor Who – though she’s trying to fight off the good ol’ British weather rather than aliens this time around.
The actress, who plays the Thirteenth Doctor on sci-fi series, hit Barry Island beach in South Wales for the latest filming days.
However, despite putting on a beaming smile as best she could, you can tell she’s absolutely freezing – which isn’t a surprise seeing as she’s on the coast in the pouring rain.
Making her way up the pebble beach, Jodie was spotted laughing with the cast and crew of the show, holding herself tightly in a puffer jacket.
Whoever said acting was all glam and fancy parties obviously hasn’t had to be in Jodie’s boots.
The new series has yet to be given a release date, but it’s been announced that John Bishop will be joining Jodie in the TARDIS, alongside Mandip Gill as Yaz.
The New Year’s Day special saw the exit of companions Ryan (played by Tosin Cole) and Graham (Bradley Walsh) who decided to remain on Earth after having enough of their life-threatening travels through time and space.
It seems there may be another exit ahead as well, with rumours growing that Jodie will bow out of the series by the end of the next season.
Bets are already being placed about who could replace the first ever female Doctor, with suggestions Jo Martin – who dropped in as another version of the Doctor last year – becoming a hot favourite to become a permanent replacement.
I May Destroy You’s Michaela Coel has also been lined up as a contender, with fans saying they would like to see Richard Ayoade step up to the Gallifreyan good guy.
However, there is still no official word about what’s to come, with the BBC declining to make any kind of statement about the Doctor’s future.
Season 13 is now fully under way, but due to Covid restrictions will be three episodes shorter than a typical series.
Chris Chibnall, showrunner for the series, confirmed the news and said in a statement: ‘In this strangest of years, the Doctor Who production team have worked wonders to get the show back into production.
‘Given the complexity of making Doctor Who, and with new and rigorous Covid working protocols, it’s going to take us a little longer to film each episode, meaning we expect to end up with eight episodes, rather than the usual 11.’
The producer stated: ‘But rest assured, the ambition, humour, fun and scares you expect from Doctor Who will all still be firmly in place. For everyone around the world, this is a challenging period — but the Doctor never shirks from a challenge.’
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