John Bishop As A New Companion For Doctor Who in 2021

As revealed at the end of Doctor Who: Revolution Of The Daleks, comedian/actor John Bishop will be joining Doctor Who in the upcoming 13th series.

Ten Thoughts About Doctor Who: Revolution Of The Daleks
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In modern-day Liverpool, the scene sees a couple of workers on the city streets, with one workman reading off the other's horoscope for 2021, emphasising the colour blue, the letter D and the number 13 – season 13 and the thirteenth Doctor of course.

Ten Thoughts About Doctor Who: Revolution Of The Daleks
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Before revealing John Bishop, and a series of flashes of what he'll be getting up to in the new series, suggesting multiple episodes.

Ten Thoughts About Doctor Who: Revolution Of The Daleks
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The number of scenes suggests that he will play a new companion for Doctor Who, alongside Yaz, in the TARDIS going forwards…

Ten Thoughts About Doctor Who: Revolution Of The Daleks
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John Bishop is an English comedian, presenter, actor, and former footballer. He played for Hyde FC and Southport FC. he began touring as a stand-up comedian from 2000 in Manchester, winning awards over the next few years. A regular on panel shows such as  8 out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week. He became a celebrity team captain on What Do Kids Know? with Rufus Hound, Joe Swash and Sara Cox on Watch.

In 2014, Bishop was awarded an honorary fellowship at Liverpool John Moores University to recognise his contribution to the arts and charity work during a ceremony at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral. In 2018, Bishop won the Celebrity Animal Champion award at the RSPCA Honours Awards to rescue animals. In 2019, Bishop received an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Manchester Metropolitan University for his charity work and contributions to comedy and the arts.

And now a new companion for Doctor Who in 2021. Could he be the new Bradley Walsh for the show? On and yes. Ten Thoughts coming up next.

Ten Thoughts About Doctor Who: Revolution Of The Daleks
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