‘Doctor Who’: Has Jodi Whittaker’s Doctor Found Her First Companion?

Doctor Who has reportedly cast Bradley Walsh as the first companion for Jodi Whittaker’s Doctor, according to the Daily Mirror. The BBC has yet to officially confirm the casting.

Walsh is an actor and television personality, most notably starring in Law & Order UK (where new Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall served as a writer and executive producer). He is also a host on the English game show The Chase. Walsh also appeared in the Doctor Who spinoff The Sarah Jane Adventures in the episodes Day of the Clown: Parts I and II.

The Doctor’s companions have typically been younger females (see: Billie Piper, Karen Gillan, and Pearl Mackie). This casting would continue the brave trend of trying something new with this incarnation of Doctor Who. 


Doctor Who will return this Christmas with Twice Upon a Time, which will show Peter Capaldi’s Doctor regenerate into Jodi Whittaker’s Time Lady.

What kind of dynamic do you think Bradley Walsh’s companion will have with Jodi Whittaker’s Doctor?

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Michael E. Fromm is an all-around scrivener, writing screenplays (short and feature), short stories, novels, poetry, blogs, articles, and press releases. Since first learning to hold a pen, he has done little but read, watch, and write about characters and worlds of fantasy. It would be very difficult to find him without a pen in hand and an idea in mind, which is problematic for anyone wanting to have a conversation with him. Michael graduated from Rowan University, primarily focusing on improving his skills as a filmmaker and screenwriter. After said schooling, he joined an elite force of Rowan grads who also had the notion of becoming filmmakers. This group, known as Justice Productions, call on him every so often to write short films. And, until this whole writing thing pays off, Michael currently does development & marketing communication (writing, graphic & publication design, social media and website upkeep, etc.) for a web development company in Central New Jersey, where he currently resides.