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October 23rd, 2017 142 comments

Series 11 Cast – Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill

Meet the cast on the all new series of Doctor Who!

When Jodie Whittaker takes over as the Thirteenth Doctor on the global hit show next year, she will be joined by an all new regular cast.

BBC announces today (October 10, 2017) that Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill will line-up as the new regular cast on Doctor Who.

Bradley will star as Graham, Tosin will play Ryan and Mandip will play Yasmin.

Also joining the series in a returning role is Sharon D Clarke.

New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall, who made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role, is also shaking up who will travel with the Doctor in the TARDIS, with a team of new characters.

In more exclusive news, it is confirmed that the new series will be a ten week run of fifty minute episodes in Autumn 2018, kicking off with a feature length hour for the opening launch.

Chris Chibnall says : “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.”

Jodie Whittaker says : “I am so excited to share this huge adventure with Mandip, Tosin and Bradley. It’s a dream team!”

Bradley Walsh says : “I remember watching William Hartnell as the first Doctor. Black and white made it very scary for a youngster like myself. I was petrified but even though I’d watch most of it from behind the sofa through my fingers, I became a fan. I then queued up for ages to get into the Carlton picture house in Watford to watch the great Peter Cushing appear as the Doctor in a full length feature film made in glorious colour. Am I thrilled to be part of this whole ground breaking new dawn for the Doctor?? Oh yes!”

Mandip Gill says : “I am over the moon to be joining the Doctor Who family. This is an iconic show with an amazing fanbase and I look forward to everything that brings. Certain roles seem unattainable and this is one of those, so much so I didn’t believe it to be true for the first few weeks. To be working alongside the likes of Jodie, Bradley and my old friend Tosin is thrilling. This show is worlds away from the work I’ve done previously and that’s the part that excites me the most.”

Tosin Cole says : “I’m grateful and excited to be a part of this journey with the team. I’m looking forward to jumping in this Doctor Who universe.”

Matt Strevens, Executive Producer, BBC Studios says : “I am thrilled to welcome Bradley, Mandip and Tosin to the new Who family. Working with three such talented actors is going to be a lot of fun. The Doctor is in fine company.”

Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama says : “The casting of Mandip, Tosin and Bradley is a mark of the new creative ambition Chris is bringing to Doctor Who. He’s already made history with the casting of Jodie. These three new characters complete a new and utterly unmissable team aboard the Tardis.”

Doctor Who is a BBC Studios production for BBC One and a BBC AMERICA co-production. BBC Worldwide are the international distributors for Doctor Who.


142 comments

  • R1ch1e

    October 23rd, 2017 - 4:04pm

    I think 10 episodes is the magic number. The BBC don’t really tend to have many more than that in a series.

  • Mr. j

    October 23rd, 2017 - 3:51pm

    Why a shorter series?! I’m worried!

  • THE ERGON

    October 23rd, 2017 - 3:36pm

    why not? we know he can play it straight as seen in law and order and corrie and has cockney charm,gift of the gab and a good sense of humour. And was creepily good in the sarah jane adventures. Hes an all rounder in the entertainent world.Theres Not that many around like that on tv these days.

  • The Other

    October 23rd, 2017 - 3:32pm

    Interesting! The Bradley Walsh stuff wasn’t just crazy rumours then The bulkier Full-time TARDIS Team could be fun, getting some Classic, 60’s vibes from that! Maybe the 3 are some kind of family? I just hope at least some of them are from different times and places, to offer new perspectives

  • The Outcast

    October 23rd, 2017 - 2:27pm

    For some reason, I agree with you, though I can’t really put my finger on why…
    Maybe I’ll feel different tomorrow.

  • T.A

    October 23rd, 2017 - 1:59pm

    I wonder why there doing this?

  • 12th Doctor Fan

    October 23rd, 2017 - 1:49pm

    Scripts have got to be great before I get excited, at the moment I simply don’t care whose it,

  • Doctor Stu

    October 23rd, 2017 - 1:44pm

    They all look good together it’s just Bradley Walsh makes me uneasy but then again casting Catherine Tate to play serious made me uneasy even though we loved her before doctor Who and she ended up being the best companion and hasn’t been topped yet so who knows Bradley might surprise me

  • Harold Saxon

    October 23rd, 2017 - 1:06pm

    Great news! Should be good but why shorten the series run ? I like the idea of multiple companions !

  • Harold Saxon

    October 23rd, 2017 - 1:05pm

    Great news! Should be good but why shorten the series run ? I guess we will still get the Xmas special next year as well !

  • Borg

    October 23rd, 2017 - 1:01pm

    I feel like Han Solo flying toward the Death Star in A New Hope; I have a bad feeling about this…

  • booboo

    October 23rd, 2017 - 12:43pm

    50 mins confirmed in the press release above

  • whovian

    October 23rd, 2017 - 12:23pm

    Ten. First is an hour the remaining nine are *rumoured* to be either 50 minutes long or an hour each

  • whovian

    October 23rd, 2017 - 12:21pm

    Josh smith I agree, to certain extent, but am going to watch the series before passing judgment

  • T.A

    October 23rd, 2017 - 11:39am

    So how many episodes will we get.

  • T.A

    October 23rd, 2017 - 11:23am

    I can’t take Bradley serious after the chase.

  • THE ERGON

    October 23rd, 2017 - 11:14am

    Its looking good. A total reboot and fresh faces. I think bradley walsh as graham will be a breath of fresh air for this new era. Can,t comment on the young unknowns. I just hope they have more charisma than those ‘Class’ actors.

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    October 23rd, 2017 - 9:44am

    In what way? It’s a TARDIS team, its been done before!

  • Josh smith

    October 23rd, 2017 - 9:32am

    This isn’t doctor who anymore

  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    October 23rd, 2017 - 9:26am

    It’s nothing groundbreaking for the Doctor to have three companions, even if having a female Doctor is! The 1st Doctor travelled with Ian, Barbara and Susan. The 2nd Doctor travelled with Ben, Polly and Jamie. Also, the 4th Doctor (for a very brief time) and the 5th Doctor travelled with Tegan, Nyssa and Adric. Sounds like it’s shaping up to be a potentially very good series in 2018.

  • DalekAgent

    October 23rd, 2017 - 9:22am

    Im expecting Bradley Walsh’s character to say “The Chase is on” at some point when they are about to be chased by Daleks or some other monsters, anyway im happy that theres going to be 3 companions next series I CANT WAIT!

  • Pats86

    October 23rd, 2017 - 9:11am

    Having multiple companions may take the focus off Jodie a little, perhaps it will help her to be excepted by fans like myself who were not happy with Jodie’s casting.
    Happy to see Bradley Walsh confirmed, he can play it straight when he needs to.

  • prototype dalek

    October 23rd, 2017 - 8:55am

    Same here

  • Lucas1701

    October 23rd, 2017 - 8:41am

    Agreed: multiple companions is great. Chibnall worked with Walsh on Law & Order, where the latter played it ‘straight’ and was very good.

  • whovian

    October 23rd, 2017 - 8:37am

    The first name that comes to mind for Sharon is Missy. Michelle Gomez left the role, and Missy is a Time Lady, I don’t think the Master actually killed her, she could have regenerated off-screen.

  • R1ch1e

    October 23rd, 2017 - 8:35am

    This is great news to work up to. I love multiple companions. Mandip Gill was in Hollyoaks and she was great. Good luck to them all. I am super excited for series 11 now.

  • whovian

    October 23rd, 2017 - 8:35am

    I’m going to be honest, I don’t know how I feel about this. However I’m not going to pass judgment until series 11 airs. Just a bit strange how rumours get made and then it turns out that they’re actually true.

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    October 23rd, 2017 - 8:22am

    I’m also intrigued by the returning role of Sharon D Clarke. Any guesses? New character? Past ally? Old foe?

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    October 23rd, 2017 - 8:20am

    Multiple companions. I approve.

  • Anonymous

    October 23rd, 2017 - 7:28am

    I’m really excited for Series 11 now!

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