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Bradley Walsh to be Dr Who's companion

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THE BBC has revealed Doctor Who's new stars who will feature alongside Jodie Whittaker.

The Chase host Bradley Walsh will play companion Graham as he leads an entire group of people travelling with the show's first ever female Doctor, while Mandip Gill will play Yasmin and Tosin Cole star as Ryan.

Showrunner Chris Chibnall said: “The new Doctor is going to need new friends. We’re thrilled to welcome Mandip, Tosin and Bradley to the Doctor Who family.

"They’re three of Britain’s brightest talents and we can’t wait to see them dive into brand new adventures with Jodie’s Doctor. Alongside them, we’re delighted that Sharon D Clarke is also joining the show."

Jodie Whittaker added: "I am so excited to share this huge adventure with Mandip, Tosin and Bradley. It's a dream team!"


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In a statement Bradley said: “I remember watching William Hartnell as the first Doctor. Black and white made it very scary for a youngster like myself.

"I was petrified but even though I’d watch most of it from behind the sofa through my fingers, I became a fan. I then queued up for ages to get into the Carlton picture house in Watford to watch the great Peter Cushing appear as the Doctor in a full length feature film made in glorious colour.

"Am I thrilled to be part of this whole ground breaking new dawn for the Doctor?? Oh yes!”

Mandip Gill added: “I am over the moon to be joining the Doctor Who family. This is an iconic show with an amazing fanbase and I look forward to everything that brings.

"Certain roles seem unattainable and this is one of those, so much so I didn't believe it to be true for the first few weeks.

"To be working alongside the likes of Jodie, Bradley and my old friend Tosin is thrilling. This show is worlds away from the work I've done previously and that's the part that excites me the most.”

Tosin Cole said: "I'm grateful and excited to be a part of this journey with the team. I'm looking forward to jumping in this Doctor Who universe."

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