Jodie Whittaker is reportedly stepping away from her starring role in UK TV show Doctor Who after the next season.
She was the first woman to play the Time Lord and the 13th person to play the Doctor, following in the footsteps of actors including Sylvester McCoy, William Hartnell, Peter Capaldi, Matt Smith and David Tennant.
Whittaker quitting the role is "all very hush-hush", according to a report in The Mirror, as BBC bosses make a plan for who will replace her.
"Her departure is top secret but at some point over the coming months the arrival of the 14th Doctor will need to be filmed. It's very exciting," an unknown source tells The Mirror.
The next season of Doctor Who is currently being filmed and is Whittaker's third in the titular role.
She reportedly wants to stick to the tradition of playing the Doctor for three seasons only, as several actors before her have done.