The announcement of the first female Doctor Who was made earlier this year and for the most part fans seemed excited at a new chapter in the iconic sci-fi show. Now it's been made official that joining Jodie Whittaker in the Tardis will be none other than Bradley Walsh.
The actor and BRIT award winner was already rumored for the part but now the BBC reveals that Walsh will play companion Graham along with two other cast members have been announced. Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill set to take on the roles of Ryan and Yasmin although their role hasn't been exactly specified as of yet.
Showrunner Chris Chibnall said in a statement:
"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."
In the previous season with Peter Capaldi, the Doctor Who team had continued to develop a more diverse range of companions. This includes Bill (played by Pearl Mackie) who was the Doctor's first openly lesbian companion.
Currently, there's no official release date for the upcoming series, but it is known that there will be ten episodes.