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DOCTOR Who viewers have performed the best disappearing act since the Tardis itself.

In the 15 months since 9.lmillion tuned in to see JODIE WHITTAKER, right, make her full debut as the Time Lord. the ratings have nearly halved as viewers complain about the show's "woke" storylines.

Sunday night's episode, an elaborate warning about the dangers of climate change, saw the audience plunge to a new low of 4.6mi1lion. At one point just 3.9million were watching.

One Twitter user, Adrian Wilson, summed up the problem perfectly when he said: "I wonder what social issue Doctor Who will be tackling next week?

"Used to quite like it when it was about science fiction. Seems to be a weekly woke sermon these days."

In an attempt to bolster the audience. BBC1 moved the sci-fi series to Sunday nights where it should benefit from nestling between Countryfile and Call The Midwife.

But more than a million people switched off when Doctor Who started, then two million switched back on when the credits rolled.

I shudder to think what its figures would be if it wasn't sandwiched between these hugely popular shows.

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