Published: Tue, August 22, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Bradley Walsh set to be the new Doctor Who companion!

Bradley Walsh set to be the new Doctor Who companion!

@GarHop78 wrote: "Bradley Walsh as a companion in Doctor Who is so ridiculously out of the box it might just work".

Former Coronation Street star Bradley Walsh has been revealed as Doctor Who's next companion, starring alongside the show's first female Doctor, Jodie Whittacker.

Cash Trapped is now airing weekdays at 5pm on ITV, filling in while The Chase takes a well-earned summer break.

And it looks like Walsh is set to go back to his acting roots by taking up the role of Jodie Whittaker's first companion in Doctor Who.

"It means that his schedule over the coming months will be jam-packed".

Traditionally, the Doctor's companion travels through space and time with the Doctor, sharing all their adventures, and occasionally helping them out of tricky situations.

After having for many years a male Doctor and female companions, as played by the likes of Karen Gillan, Jenna Coleman, and most recently Pearl Mackie, it seems as though the show is flipping things entirely for the upcoming season.

Both Whittaker and Chibnall worked together on Broadchurch, and Walsh and Chibnall also have history as the pair worked together on the ITV drama Law & Order UK which Chibanll wrote and in which Walsh starred as DS Ronnie Brooks.

"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", they said.

The BBC has refused to comment on the rumours, so nothing has been confirmed.

Speaking about why he stuck around to do series 10 and the 2017 Christmas special, Moffat said this: "the alternative might have been to have had no Doctor Who at all between Christmas 2015 and the autumn of 2018".

What do you think of the choice?

"Doctor Who" will return for the Christmas Special this December on the BBC in the United Kingdom, the ABC in Australia.

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