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Jodie Whittaker ‘cautious’ filming her final Doctor Who season during Covid-19 pandemic

Jodie Whittaker opened up on filming Doctor Who during Covid (Picture: BBC)

Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker opened up on what it has been like to film the upcoming season of the sci-fi show during Covid times.

Fans of the long-running BBC show will know Jodie is soon set to hang up her sonic screwdriver as her tenure as the Doctor comes to an end next year.

But luckily there’s still much more of her to come on-screen first as there will be eight new episodes released between this year and next year.

The cast and crew were forced to delay filming on the latest season due to coronavirus.

But with filming back into the swing of things – with the cast having been spotted on location this summer – Jodie spoke out on how it’s been amid the change brought by the ongoing pandemic.

Jodie told The Sunday Times Magazine: ‘We’ve had to be very cautious with filming because we have a duty of care to everyone involved.

Jodie will be joined by Mandip Gill and John Bishop as her companions in season 13 (Picture: James Pardon/BBC Studios/BBC America)

‘Things are slower, but it hasn’t dampened our energy on set. Everyone’s in the same boat: the world has to carry on during the pandemic while managing the risk.’

She also reflected on her time in the role, having joined the cast back in 2017, making her first appearance in that year’s Christmas special.

Jodie added to the publication: ‘Playing the Doctor taps into the joy of childhood energy. Everyone has played the role differently.

I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, being surrounded by the best creatives, who’ve become my mates. I have never, ever got bored, so thinking about the future is kind of weird.

‘I’m looking forward to exploring different characters and genres.’

It comes just days after fans were sent off on a mysterious treasure hunt to give them clues ahead of the upcoming thirteenth season.

The trailer for the new set of episodes was released back in July and ever since, fans have been trying to get to the bottom of what’s to come.

So far, they have been sent to destinations such as the Walker Museum in Liverpool, the Science Museum and the British Library.

But with avid watchers convinced there are more clues set to drop imminently, what will be in store for the Doctor and co in season 13?

Doctor Who seasons 1-12 are available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

Credit: Original article published here.

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