The Thirteenth Doctor and Yaz are set to welcome a new face to the TARDIS later this year as actor and comedian John Bishop joins the cast for the 13th series of Doctor Who, the BBC has revealed.
Bishop will play Dan in the new season. As he becomes embroiled in the Doctor’s adventures, Dan will quickly learn there’s more to the Universe(s) than he could ever believe. Travelling through space and time alongside the Doctor and Yaz, he’ll face evil alien races beyond his wildest nightmares.
Speaking about joining the show, John said: “If I could tell my younger self that one day, I would be asked to step onboard the TARDIS, I would never have believed it,” said Bishop. It’s an absolute dream come true to be joining Doctor Who and I couldn’t wish for better company than Jodie and Mandip.”
Bishop fills the gap left by Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole, who bowed out in a special New Year’s Day episode.
The 13th series of Doctor Who began filming in November 2020 with John, and he will make his first appearance when the series starts.
The Doctor will return with Yaz and Dan in Series 13 later in 2021.