The comedian and actor will star alongside Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill Dan on the next series

Friday 1st January 2021 at 2010 a.m.

Tosin Cole and Bradley Walsh may have left Doctor Who behind, but in their place the TARDIS team is getting new blood – Liverpool-born comedian and actor John Bishop, known to join the BBC science fiction series as a new companion (called Dan) for the next series

“If I could tell my younger self that one day I would be asked to board the TARDIS, I would never have believed it,” Bishop said in a press release

“Coming to Doctor Who is an absolute dream and I couldn’t ask for better company than Jodie and Mandip”

Bishop was revealed in a special teaser at the end of the Daleks’ New Years Revolution (which you can see above), and according to the BBC, his character Dan will be “embroiled in the Doctor’s adventures” right now, according to the BBC Filming series 13 in which he “will quickly learn that the universe contains more than he could ever believe”

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“As he travels through space and time with Doctor and Yaz, he will be exposed to evil alien races beyond his wildest nightmares,” concluded the BBC

“It’s time for the next chapter of Doctor Who and it starts with a man named Dan,” said showrunner Chris Chibnall

“Oh, we had to keep this one a secret for a long, long time. Our conversations with John started even before the pandemic. Dan’s character was built for him and a pleasure to have on the TARDIS”

“It was a great pleasure to have John on the cast and we already had a lot of fun on the set,” added executive producer Matt Strevens. “We can’t wait for you to meet Dan when the show is over “

” returns later that year

In particular, Bishop was in grade 13 a few weeks ago This season has been seen despite fans assuming he starred one-off guest role on an episode rather than joining the series as a companion all day

For many, the 54-year-old is better known for his acclaimed presentation and comedy career than as an actor Before that, however, he had roles in major television series and films such as Skins, Accused, Fearless, and Route Irish and Funny Cow

“We’re thrilled to have John Bishop on Doctor Who,” said BBC drama controller Piers Wenger

“Alongside Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill, John is a wonderful addition to the show, and we have no doubt that Series 13 will be another exciting series of adventures for the Doctor”

This happened on Christmas Day This is the worst illness I’ve ever had It weakened headaches, muscle joints and even skin pain, dizziness, nausea, no appetite and incredibly chronic fatigue.My wife and I are fit non-smokers and it flattened us out

Recently, Bishop also made headlines when he announced his positive coronavirus diagnosis, revealing to fans that he had the result on Christmas Day and that it was “the worst disease he has ever had” ”

Thank you for all the messages of support on my recent positive Covid test I was overwhelmed and moved by the amount of news private and public every day we get a little bit stronger and I’ll be back at work in January Keep safe and happy new year john x

However, Bishop later assured fans that he “would be back at work in January,” believed to be due to ongoing filming of Doctor Who, Series 13, which will continue in Wales for the next several months. p>

Overall, the TARDIS team does not seem to be shrinking, but is constantly developing and changing. A bit like a certain regenerating Time Lord himself …

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