British comedian John Bishop is joining the cast of Doctor Who as new companion Dan in the long-running series forthcoming season 13. He will play a character named Dan who “will quickly learn there’s more to the Universe(s) than he could ever believe. Traveling through space and time alongside the Doctor and Yaz, he’ll face evil alien races beyond his wildest nightmares.”

Bishop said the following about joining the cast of Doctor Who:

“If I could tell my younger self that one day I would be asked to step on board the TARDIS, I would never have believed it. It’s an absolute dream come true to be joining Doctor Who and I couldn’t wish for better company than Jodie (Whittaker) and Mandip (Gill).”

Doctor Who series 13 is currently filming in the UK.