Bradley Walsh confirms he starts work on Doctor Who next week.

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Bradley Walsh dropped by Sunday Brunch today (November 12) to talk about his new album, When You’re Smiling, but while he was there, hosts Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer had to ask him about Doctor Who too.

And in among the other information he shared, Bradley confirmed that his time on the TARDIS officially gets going when he starts filming next week.

“I am in Doctor Who, yeah,” he said. “That starts next week sometime. We’ve all met.”

Bradley will be starring as one of new Doctor Jodie Whittaker’s companions when the show returns in 2018, starring alongside Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill.

And while chatting to Tim and Simon, Bradley shared how exciting the whole thing was, especially considering he admitted he’s been a huge fan of the show for years too.

“It’s really exciting,”; “When I was a kid I watched it as a young boy – William Hartnell was in it.”

Bradley Walsh

“It’s really exciting,” he said. “When I was a kid I watched it as a young boy – William Hartnell was in it.”

Bradley went on to describe playing with a Dalek toy when he was younger, finishing with: “Now, 50 years later, I might get to play with a real Dalek!”

Of course, Tim and Simon attempted to get Bradley to share a few details about his character, joking: “We thought you were a Dalek!”

“No,” Bradley answered. “No, no, no. My character’s name is Graham, and that’s all they’ve told me.”

The show also showed off Jodie Whittaker’s official new Doctor outfit, prompting Bradley to joke that there’s been a bit of a wardrobe mishap.

“Oh no, that’s what I was going to wear!” he said. “That’s embarrassing. Four hours in Topshop wasted.”

During an appearance on The One Show earlier this week, Bradley revealed he didn’t have to audition for the role, explaining that new Doctor Who boss Chris Chibnall asked him if he wanted the part.

Doctor Who will be back on BBC One and BBC America this Christmas for Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat’s swansong, before returning with the Jodie Whittaker era in 2018.

Doctor Who series 11 will premiere in Autumn 2018 on BBC One, while Sunday Brunch continues weekly on Channel 4.

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