And that’s not all. Whittaker also said she’d love for her Doctor to team up with River Song, a former companion and daughter of Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill), played by Alex Kingston.
She also commented on Chibnall’s decision to stay away from old foes this series. “It’s certainly not denying any of the worlds or monsters, but for him, it was really about going in a new direction and finding places in history we could go to,” Whittaker said.
She also discussed future episodes in the series, saying the Doctor’s new gender would become more prevalent. “There are times when we potentially go into history where gender is referenced, sometimes through others’ characters, too.
“But it’s irrelevant with the Doctor. The Doctor is the Doctor. The character isn’t lost because it’s in a female form. Maybe sometimes other people’s reactions are different because it’s a woman and not a man, but that’s as far as it goes.”
Doctor Who continues on BBC1 on Sunday 14th October at 6.55pm