Bradley Walsh will be Doctor Who's next companion

Carla Harmon
August 22, 2017

It's been a big month or two in the world of Doctor Who - the incredible Jodie Whittaker was named as the new Doctor, the first ever female Doctor (YAY GIRLS), and now there's a VERY interesting development in the shape of her sidekick.

Bradley will join the list of mainly female companions, such as Billie Piper, Freema Agyeman and Jenna Coleman, who have played the role in recent years. "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 programs he now makes for ITV", the source continued, referring to his many presenting gigs, such as "Play to the Whistle" and "Cash Trapped", both of which Walsh would apparently abandon for DW.

However, Bradley will still be able to host popular quiz show "The Chase" and he is said to be "delighted" to have landed the part.


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What's more, Bradley will not be the first male companion on "Doctor Who". Actual Bradley Walsh. Bradley Walsh, beloved of your nan, Corrie, beloved of Stormzy, beloved of the millions of music listeners who helped his album outsell Zayn Malik's a year ago and quizmaster extraordinaire. Although Walsh may not be too familiar to global audiences, the actor and presenter is a household name in Britain thanks to roles in Coronation Street and his presenting gig on popular game show, The Chase.

But with a woman now stepping in as The Doctor, it seems the companion will also be reimagined.


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Radio Times reached out to the BBC amid the speculation who declined to comment - though we don't know if that's a good or a bad sign.

Doctor Who season 11 is expected to premiere in 2018 on BBC.


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