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Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker confirms she WILL return as the Time Lord for 12th season 

She made history this year when she became the first female Time Lord.

And Jodie Whittaker has confirmed that she will be returning to Doctor Who for the iconic sci-fi show’s 12th season.

The actress, 36, revealed the good news to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, as she gushed: ‘I really can’t wait to step back in and get to work again.’ 

Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker confirmed on Friday that she WILL return as the Time Lord for the show's 12th season as she gushed about her 'extraordinary journey'

Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker confirmed on Friday that she WILL return as the Time Lord for the show's 12th season as she gushed about her 'extraordinary journey'

Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker confirmed on Friday that she WILL return as the Time Lord for the show’s 12th season as she gushed about her ‘extraordinary journey’

She added: ‘It’s such an incredible role. It’s been an extraordinary journey so far and I’m not quite ready to hand it over yet.’

Jodie’s debut as the Time Lord scored the highest ratings for The Woman Who Fell To Earth, the highest for a BBC One drama this year.

It received the best ratings for the show in 12 years for a Doctor Who opener, and it also beat Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes’ Bodyguard, which launched with 6.7million viewers in August.

Impressive: Jodie's debut as the Time Lord scored the highest ratings for The Woman Who Fell To Earth, the highest for a BBC One drama this year

Impressive: Jodie's debut as the Time Lord scored the highest ratings for The Woman Who Fell To Earth, the highest for a BBC One drama this year

Impressive: Jodie’s debut as the Time Lord scored the highest ratings for The Woman Who Fell To Earth, the highest for a BBC One drama this year

As the the 13th incarnation of the time-travelling Doctor, and viewers have been blown away by Jodie throughout the season.

Some have been so impressed by her that they said she had completely embodied the character and was already ‘100% The Doctor’ following her debut.

One thing that a lot of fans have also commended Jodie on was the way in which her character was able to take the best qualities from her male counterparts.

Blown away: Some viewers have been so impressed by her that they gushed she had completely embodied the character and was already '100% The Doctor' following her debut

Blown away: Some viewers have been so impressed by her that they gushed she had completely embodied the character and was already '100% The Doctor' following her debut

Blown away: Some viewers have been so impressed by her that they gushed she had completely embodied the character and was already ‘100% The Doctor’ following her debut

After Sunday’s finale, Jodie will next be seen on screens in the New Year special, the only outing of the show to air in 2019 as the crew get ready to film a new season for release in early 2020.

And The Mirror revealed on Friday that the Time Lord will come face to face with the Daleks in the one-off episode.

The genetically engineered race of mutants are one of the Doctor’s most iconic villains, and have appeared on the show in every season, except for the current one.

Showrunner Chris Chibnall had previously revealed that he would not be bringing back the sci-fi show’s ‘old monsters’ during Jodie’s first season. 

Big bad: The genetically engineered race of mutants are one of the Doctor's most iconic villains, and have appeared on the show in every season, except for the current one

Big bad: The genetically engineered race of mutants are one of the Doctor's most iconic villains, and have appeared on the show in every season, except for the current one

Big bad: The genetically engineered race of mutants are one of the Doctor’s most iconic villains, and have appeared on the show in every season, except for the current one

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