Jodie Whittaker has claimed that David Tennant will rejoin Olivia Colman in the second season of acclaimed ITV drama Broadchurch.

Whittaker - who played Beth Latimer in the show’s first season - told UK TV site CultBox that she’s uncertain about her own role in the show's next run, but appeared to confirm that its two leads will both be back.

"I know Olivia and David are back," she said. "But [the producers] haven't told us anything. They don't want us to know anything so that we can't spoil it if we are back!"

Tennant's future participation in Broadchurch was put in doubt when he was cast in Fox's upcoming US remake of the drama, which is entitled Gracepoint.

Earlier this year, Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall also hinted that Tennant might not be back to reprise his role of DI Alec Hardy.

Broadchurch will resume filming later this year, while Gracepoint is currently shooting in Canada.