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Piers Wenger, director of BBC drama, said: "Over the last four years Chris and Jodie have made Doctor Who history and their time on the show is indelibly marked on our memories.
"From Rosa Parks to Ascension Of The Cybermen, Chris and Jodie have given Doctor Who some of its most life-affirming and tear-jerking moments to date, and we are beyond excited to see what they have in store for us in the new series this autumn.
"Jodie's final adventure to mark the BBC's centenary in 2022 is set to be a Doctor Who special to remember.
"I'd like to thank them both for their incredible work on the show."
The BBC has not revealed who will take over the lead role.
From the Nation estate came a fiery response, via representative Tim Hancock: the estate said it was "bitterly disappointed" by how the negotiations had played out, suggesting it was looking "to protect the integrity" of the Daleks while the BBC worked to "ruin the brand".