Whether you grew up with Dr Who (and an inbuilt fear of daleks) or have never been a fan, the news that Bradley Walsh is joining the cast might tempt you to watch the new series.
The Chase presenter will join the 13th Doctor (and first female lead) Jodie Whittaker, who you might know from Broadchurch, when she starts in autumn 2018. The series will last for a 10-week run.
Details of Bradley’s role haven’t been confirmed, but our money is on him becoming the Doctor’s companion. Also announced are co-stars Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole.
“I remember watching William Hartnell as the first Doctor. Black and white made it very scary for a youngster like myself,” Bradley told the BBC. “I was petrified, but even though I’d watch most of it from behind the sofa through my fingers, I became a fan. Am I thrilled to be part of this whole groundbreaking new dawn for the Doctor? Oh yes.”
Bradley will be the oldest actor cast in a companion role, as he will be 58 when the show airs. The previous average age for companions was 28.
We’re delighted to see the role going to a more mature actor, especially when it’s lovely Bradley.
It’s a busy period for Bradley as he also has a new album out.
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