According to reports, Bradley Walsh is set to join the cast of Doctor Who as the new companion to the first female Time Lord, Jodie Whittaker.
In July, it was announced that Jodie Whittaker would be joining the Doctor Who cast to portray the first Female Time Lord.
Since then, rumours have been circulating about the new Doctor Who Companion, and speculation has particularly centred on the question of the companion’s gender. In the past, the Doctor Who companion has been female, with a few exceptions. Previous companions include Billie Piper, Catherine Tate and Jenna Coleman.
However, it seems producers are embracing the idea of change even further for the new series and reports suggest that the new companion will be 57-year-old Bradley Walsh.
Bradley Walsh has starred in many popular television shows such as Coronation Street, Law and Order UK and is now the host of quiz show The Chase.
Yet, this choice of companion may not be a complete shock to Doctor Who fans as Bradley Walsh has a lot of history with the new writer of the show, Chris Chibnall.
Back in 2008, Chibnall was the writer of Law and Order UK which starred Bradley Walsh as DS Ronnie Brooks for a run of eight series.
A source told The Mirror: “Bradley is super excited to be joining the cast of Doctor Who in such a key role.”
“It means that his schedule over the coming months will be jam-packed – so he won’t be able to continue with the full range of programmes he currently makes for ITV.
“But, crucially, it won’t affect his role as presenter of The Chase. He loves that show with a passion and so does the audience, so he’s delighted to have found a way to make it all work”
The BBC are yet to confirm these reports.
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