Comedian John Bishop has been confirmed as a new companion for the upcoming 13th series 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," Bishop said of his casting.
"It's an absolute dream come true to be joining Doctor Who and I couldn't wish for better company than Jodie and Mandip."
Showrunner Chris Chibnall added: "It's time for the next chapter of Doctor Who, and it starts with a man called Dan. Oh, we've had to keep this one secret for a long, long time.
"Our conversations started with John even before the pandemic hit. The character of Dan was built for him, and it's a joy to have him aboard the TARDIS."
Filming on the new series, which will air towards the end of this year, has now been underway for several months.