Jodie Whittaker’s TV return confirmed as she fronts first show since Doctor Who exit | The Sun

JODIE Whittaker's first role since her Doctor Who exit has been revealed.

In 2021 the actress, 40, dramatically quit the BBC series after making history by playing the first ever female Time Lord.

Her final Doctor Who episode, which aired last October, left fans in tears as she burst into a ball of yellow light to regenerate.

Now Huddersfield-born Jodie will star in Paramount+'s six-part drama, One Night.

She has jetted to Australia to play Tess, who is one of a trio of females at the heart of the story.

Paramount describes the plotline as "the story of three women whose bond was all but destroyed by the traumatic events of one night 20 years ago."

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Producers Ian Collie, Rob Gibson and Ally Henville of Easy Tiger said: “One Night is a gripping, character-driven mystery that explores the boundaries of friendship, and questions our understanding of memory, trauma, and storytelling itself, all set against the majestic beauty of the south coast of New South Wales."

Meanwhile, Jodie's official Doctor Who exit statement in 2021 came after months of rumours that the acclaimed actress would be making her departure from the beloved sci-fi programme.

Speaking about her show exit, Jodie said: “In 2017 I opened my glorious gift box of size 13 shoes.

"I could not have guessed the brilliant adventures, worlds and wonders I was to see in them.

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"My heart is so full of love for this show, for the team who make it, for the fans who watch it and for what it has brought to my life.

"And I cannot thank Chris enough for entrusting me with his incredible stories. We knew that we wanted to ride this wave side by side, and pass on the baton together.

"So here we are, weeks away from wrapping on the best job I have ever had. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to express what this role has given me. I will carry the Doctor and the lessons I’ve learnt forever.

“I know change can be scary and none of us know what’s out there. That’s why we keep looking. Travel Hopefully. The Universe will surprise you. Constantly.”

The star joined the cast of Doctor Who back in 2017 after being cast by Chris Chibnall, taking over from Peter Capaldi, who played the Doctor from 2013 to 2017.

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