Comedian John Bishop becomes the newest cast member of BBC’s Doctor Who

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The Dr. Who family just got a lot more interesting

Popular comedian, actor and talk show host John Bishop will be the next person to take a trip on the TARDIS.

Bishop’s entry was announced on Friday, and he will be playing a character named Dan, next to Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill. During a statement, Bishop said that if he were to tell his younger self that he would one day be on board the TARDIS, he would not have believed it. He added that it is an absolute dream come true and he couldn’t ask for better company than Jodie and Mandip.

The next chapter

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Showrunner Chris Chibnall said that it’s time for the next chapter of the long running series, and it will be starting with Bishop’s character Dan. He said that they had been keeping this bit of news under wraps for a long time and that they had started talking about the role with John before the pandemic happened. He finished by saying that Dan is built for him and it’s a joy to have him on board the TARDIS.

Bishop had previously acted in Skins, Route Irish and had made a few guest appearances in other shows, including Marvel’s Agent Carter. 

His character will appear properly from the start of the 13th season, which will start airing on BBC America later this year, but he will have a brief appearance at the end of Friday night’s special holiday episode. You will have to wait for him to get properly acquainted with all the bizarre adventures that the doctor embarks on, and finding out that the universe is a lot bigger than he ever imagined.

 

 

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