Physician Who has a brand new solid member – John Bishop (Image: PA)
John Bishop is becoming a member of the solid of Doctor Who.
The 54-year-old actor and comedian stated that boarding the Tardis is a ‘dream come true’ after his shock new position was unveiled.
He’ll seem within the new sequence of the BBC One present, through which Jodie Whittaker reprises her position because the Time Lord, later this 12 months.
Bishop, who recently tested positive for coronavirus, has already begun filming his position, however TV bosses have saved his signing beneath wraps till now.
He performs a personality referred to as Dan, who ‘turns into embroiled within the Physician’s adventures’.
‘Travelling by means of house and time alongside the Physician and Yaz, he’ll face evil alien races past his wildest nightmares,’ the BBC stated.
John is buying and selling the stage for the Tardis…(Image: Empics Leisure)
Bishop will star alongside Whittaker and Mandip Gill, who returns as Yaz.
Bishop stated: ‘If I might inform my youthful self that sooner or later I might be requested to step on board the Tardis, I might by no means have believed it.
‘It’s an absolute dream come true to be becoming a member of Physician Who and I couldn’t want for higher firm than Jodie and Mandip.’
Bishop is becoming a member of Physician Who in its 13th series, which started filming in November final 12 months.
Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole, who’ve now left the present, made their final appearances within the New Yr’s Day particular episode, Revolution of the Daleks.
Physician Who’s government producer Chris Chibnall stated: ‘It’s time for the subsequent chapter of Physician Who, and it begins with a person referred to as Dan. Oh, we’ve needed to preserve this one secret for an extended, very long time.
‘Our conversations began with John even earlier than the pandemic hit.
Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill, Jodie Whittaker and Bradley Walsh have been buddies since sequence 11 in 2018 (Image: MCPIX/Rex)
‘The character of Dan was constructed for him, and it’s a pleasure to have him aboard the Tardis.’
Matt Strevens, BBC Studios government producer, stated: ‘It’s been a complete pleasure having John be a part of the solid and we’ve been having quite a bit enjoyable on set already.
‘We will’t wait so that you can meet Dan when the present returns later this 12 months.”
The information comes after Bishop stated he has been ‘overwhelmed’ by assist since revealing he examined constructive for Covid-19 on Christmas Day.
Each he and his spouse Melanie contracted the virus over the festive interval and had been flattened by the sickness.
He advised followers they’re ‘getting a little stronger’ every day and promised he shall be again to work in January.
The Physician Who New Yr particular, Revolution Of The Daleks, aired on New Yr’s Day and noticed Walsh and Cole depart their roles after being the Physician’s companions since 2018.
BBC drama controller Piers Wenger stated: ‘We’re past thrilled to have John Bishop becoming a member of Physician Who.
‘Alongside Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill, John is an excellent addition to the present and we’ve got little question that sequence 13 goes to be one other thrilling set of adventures for the Physician.’