Jodie Whittaker’s final farewell as Doctor Who date confirmed and it’s just days away
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 08

is set to mark her final farewell as the in a matter of days.

Jodie is set to bow out of the beloved BBC sci-fi drama alongside showrunner Chris Chibnall next month in the centenary special, as the 13th Time Lord.

star will then be taking over as the 14th Time Lord, saying at the time of the announcement that he was ‘deeply honoured, beyond excited and of course a little bit scared.’

The BBC has now confirmed that Jodie’s last go as The Doctor in The Power of the Doctor will air on Sunday, October 23.

It’s the last of three specials that have aired throughout this year, marking the final instalment after the first two parts of the memorated trilogy having been broadcast throughout 2022.

The countdown is on! (Picture: BBC Studios/James Pardon)

Along with announcing the release date, the BBC has revealed the new trailer for the highly-anticipated episode.

Mandip Gill, John Bishop, Sophie Aldred, Janet Fielding and Sacha Dhawan will return to Jodie’s side in the feature-length special.

The episode will see the 13th Doctor ‘fight for her very existence against her deadliest enemies: the Daleks, the Cyberman and her arch-nemesis, the Master.’

The Cybermen are back (Picture: BBC Studios/James Pardon)
The centenary special trilogy is coming to an end (Picture: BBC Studios/James Pardon)

The episode synopsis teases: ‘Who is attacking a speeding bullet train on the edges of a distant galaxy? Why are seismologists going missing from 21st century Earth? Who is defacing some of history’s most iconic paintings? Why is a Dalek trying to make contact with the Doctor? And just what hold does the mesmeric Rasputin have over Tsar Nicholas in 1916 Russia?

‘The Doctor faces multiple threats…and a battle to the death.’

Jodie had a five-year reign as the 13th Time Lord (Picture: BBC Studios/James Pardon/Matt Burlem)
Ncuti Gatwa is taking over in Russell T Davies’ Doctor Who as the 14th Time Lord (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Jodie has , saying: ‘It’s got all the iconic things that you associate with Doctor Who. It’s massive.’

Shedding light on her emotional final scene, she said: ‘I love the dialogue Chris wrote for my regeneration. It captures my Doctor beautifully. It’s simple, epic, and beautiful.’

Jodie explained that the scene was filmed in one long take. Speaking to , she added: ‘When I could see the crew was happy with that last shot, that’s when my bottom lip started going.

‘I was like, “Well, they can’t say they need another take now because I’ve f*cking lost it!”’

The Power of the Doctor airs on Sunday, October 23 on BBC One and iPlayer.