Rumor of the day: Doctor Who’s next companion has already been hired

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With Jodie Whittaker set to take over the TARDIS on Doctor Who, attention has now turned to who might be joining her on her adventures in time and space. Well, rumor has it the decision has already been made.

British tabloid The Mirror (so take it with a grain of salt for now) is reporting 57-year-old actor and game show host Bradley Walsh is already signed on to serve as the 13th Doctor’s companion. According to the report, the decision is still “top secret” on the BBC’s end, though the confirmation apparently came from people close to Walsh, who say he is “thrilled” to have landed the starring role in the long-running sci-fi series.

If this turns out to be true, it’d obviously be one heck of a role-reversal for a season already shaking things up quite a lot. As anyone familiar with the Doctor Who formula likely knows, the dynamic has almost-always been a young woman in the companion role (i.e. Billie Piper, Freema Agyeman, Karen Gillan, Jenna Coleman, Pearl Mackie, etc.). But with a woman now stepping in as The Doctor, it seems the companion will also be reimagined.

What do you think of the rumor? Would you like to see an older gentleman step into the companion’s role alongside Whittaker?

(Via The Mirror)

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