Current showrunner Chris Chibnall said:
" We can’t leave the Doctor there! On that cliffhanger! Well, we did - But rest assured, the Doctor and her friends will be back for a one-off extended Special around Christmas and New Year. (I don’t know when they’re going to put it on yet, otherwise we’d tell you!)"
“There will be Daleks. There will be exterminations. Thrills, laughter, tears. You know. The usual. See you at the end of the year.”Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content said:
“I can’t wait for the Doctor to go into battle with the ultimate enemy in this year’s Daleks festive special.”The Press Release which can be found on the official BBC Doctor Who website confirms that Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole will all join Jodie Whittaker for the festive special - however their further futures are still to be confirmed.