Doctor Who: Steven Moffat on handing over to Chris Chibnall

As part of his interview with Graham Norton on Radio 2 over the weekend, Steven Moffat was discussing his handover over the Doctor Who job to Chris Chibnall. Chibnall is currently overseeing series 11 of the show, that’ll see Jodie Whittaker taking control of the TARDIS.

As it turns out, though, there wasn’t a massive handover operation.

“We kept meaning to have a proper dinner but then we didn’t because Chris is incredibly busy so, the very last time I left the studios at Roath Lock [Cardiff], I walked past a meeting room and I saw Chris sitting in the middle of the horseshoe of people who were staring at him in hope and I saw the look on his face and I thought ‘he’s sitting in my terrifying chair. I’ll go in and hug him”.

“I’ll go in and hug him goodbye’ and I got into the back of a car and played lots of Murray Gold Music on my headphones. It was brilliant”, Moffat added.

Filming continues of series 11 of the show – and Moffat is happy to know next to nothing about it…!

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