Doctor Who spoilers: Jodie Whittaker to face off against The Judoon in new series

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The Judoon are set for a return to Doctor Who in the next series.

When Jodie Whittaker returns as The Thirteenth Doctor, she and her friends won’t be the only familiar faces.

The BBC has confirmed that the show, currently filming, is set to welcome back The Judoon as one of the Doctor’s fearsome adversaries.

The BBC teased: "More than twelve years after they stampeded onto screens to terrorise the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones on the moon in 2007’s Smith and Jones, the rhino-headed, brutish intergalactic police are returning to cause havoc and thrill children and adults alike.

"These ruthless enforcers are on a deadly mission: But what for? And why has it brought them to present-day Gloucester?"

The episode will also star acclaimed actor Neil Stuke. Neil has an established career on stage, television and films, and is a two times Bafta nominee. Neil’s recent credits include Doctor Foster, Silk and Silent Witness.

Chris Chibnall, Showrunner said: “No! Sho! Blo! The Judoon are storming back into Doctor Who in full force, and the streets of Gloucester aren’t safe. If anyone has anything to hide, confess now. The Judoon are taking no prisoners, and will stop at nothing to fulfil their mission!

"The whole team on Doctor Who are delighted and scared in equal measure to welcome them back: One of many treats we’ve got in store for viewers next series.

"And we’re over the moon (with Judoon), to be welcoming the wondrous Neil Stuke as guest star. We can’t wait to show you what happens when his path crosses with the Thirteenth Doctor."

The last series of Doctor Who became the biggest in more than a decade with an average audience of just under 9 million viewers.

Series 12 is currently in production.

It's scheduled to air early 2020 on BBC One.

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