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What Are Your Thoughts On This "Doctor Who" Companion Rumour?

Bradley...Walsh...?

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Last month, it was announced that Jodie Whittaker would become the first woman to play the role of the Doctor on Doctor Who, and there were feelings.

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Let's not get into that now.

And as it was confirmed a few days later that Pearl Mackie – who played the Twelfth Doctor's companion, Bill Potts – would not be returning for Season 11, people immediately began speculating as to who Jodie's companion could be.

I would ❤️ Michelle Keegan to become the new companion! 👏 Such a great actress! #DoctorWho

Petition for captain Jack Harkness to be 13's companion 🙏🏻 #DoctorWho

I will only accept a female companion. I want Doctor Who to be an all girl show this season.The can bring Jenny and the lizard lady back pls

Now rumours have started swirling about who the Doctor's new companion ~actually~ is – and, according to the Daily Mirror, it's Bradley Walsh.

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For any non-Brits out there, Bradley Walsh is the current presenter of a quiz show called The Chase and also used to be in Coronation Street, a soap opera set in the north of England.

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People have A LOT OF FEELINGS about the rumoured casting. Like, a lot. Mostly the feelings are of confusion.

The Mirror are saying Bradley Walsh is the new #DoctorWho companion.

BRADLEY WALSH IS THE NEW DW COMPANION WHAT IS HAPPENING

A lot of people expressed their unhappiness at the news...

Can everyone please stop acting like Bradley Walsh as the new Doctor Who companion is a good idea

Apparently Bradley Walsh is the new companion... Me. 💫

But some think the casting choice is so out there it might actually work, and the relationship between the new Doctor and her companion could mirror David Tennant and Catherine Tate's.

If true I can see Jodie Whittaker & Bradley Walsh working very well, in much the same way as David Tennant & Cather… https://t.co/DJXGEr3ylq

"Bradley Walsh will be rubbish in #DoctorWho! Actors who are also comedians don't work/bring anything to the series… https://t.co/Tf36nW2jg2

Even Matt Lucas, who has been a companion himself, had opinions – although he did say he wasn't sure if the news was true.

No idea if the story about Bradley Walsh being in #DoctorWho is true, but if it is then I love it. #TeamBradley

(And FYI, I asked the BBC for confirmation of the casting, and they said "we're not commenting".)

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