Rumor ITVs Bradley Walsh Is Doctors New Companion

first_img Let me preface this by saying: Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.Quiz show host, comedian, and actor Bradley Walsh is rumored to be the next Doctor Who companion.According to tabloid Daily Mirror, the 57-year-old former soap star will join Jodie Whittaker next year on her travels through all of space and time.The report, picked up by equally dubious British rag The Sun, suggests Walsh—”old enough to be [Whittaker’s] father”—has already been given the role.“Bradley is super excited to be joining the cast … in such a key role,” according to an unnamed source. “It means that his schedule over the coming months will be jam-packed—so he won’t be able to continue with the full range of programs he currently makes.”That includes sports game show Play to the Whistle (on which he serves as team captain) and daytime quiz program Cash Trapped.“But, crucially, it won’t affect his role as presenter of The Chase,” the informant said of the popular broadcast. “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.”Walsh (who is probably not actually the Thirteenth Doctor’s companion), like Whittaker, has a history with incoming Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall.Both men worked on Law & Order: UK—Walsh as star DS Ronnie Brooks, Chibs as executive producer (13 episodes) and sometimes-writer (six episodes) in 2009.Since 35-year-old Whittaker was revealed as the first female Doctor, people have been going mad with speculation over who she’ll take along for the ride. Will we have an all-female Team TARDIS? Will the classic paternal father-daughter relationship be turned on its head?The BBC and Chibnall remain tight-lipped; there is no word on when an official announcement will be made. But my gut (and my logic) tells me whoever the Thirteenth Doctor enlists for her adventures, it won’t be Walsh.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster last_img