Doctor Who returns to BBC One on Sunday, October 31, and this series marks Jodie Whittaker’s last outing as The Doctor. She will be joined by her Season 12 mate, Yasmin Khan (played by Mandip Gill) as they prevent an ancient evil from breaking free. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about the guest stars in the first episode.
Who’s in Doctor Who Season 13 Episode 1?
Dan Lewis – John Bishop
Fans were thrilled to hear that The Doctor will meet a new companion in the next season.
Dan Lewis, from Liverpool, will join the Time Lord in the latest adventure through space and time.
Dan replaces Bradley Walsh character Graham O’Brien in the previous season of the sci-fi drama.
Comedian Bishop has said he has kept his new role for The Chase star a secret, despite Walsh’s poll of Doctor Who trivia.
Speaking to Express.co.uk and other media outlets, the 54-year-old comedian and former footballer said: “When I was at Soccer Aid I knew it was happening, but he didn’t. made.
“I just sat down with him and had breakfast and asked him a bunch of questions so he thought I was the greatest Whovian ever.”
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Karvanista – Craige Els
Star Wars fans are losing their minds to the latest monster featured in the series because Karvanista looks like the iconic Chewbacca.
The furry, Wookie-like character could join a whole slew of other alien species, giving the Doctor and his companions a run for their money.
Karvanista is played by Craige Els, a 43-year-old actor from Liverpool best known for his roles as Derek Milligan on Coronation Street and Ripper Street.
His other credits include The Bletchley Circle, Endeavor, and Call The Midwife.
On Twitter, he shared a photo of himself with Whittaker, stating, “Glad to be a part of this epic series. Hang on tight !!”
Diane – Nadia Albina
Not much is known about Diane at this time, but photos from the first episode show her lost outside a strange building.
She also appears alongside the character of John Bishop, so the couple seem to know each other from their hometown.
Diane is played by Nadia Albina, an actress known for her roles in Whites, Doctors and Beautiful People.
The actress is also an advocate for the inclusion of people with disabilities in the arts as she was born without right forearms and hands.
Swarm – Sam Spruell
Showrunner Chris Chibnall warned fans of Swarm’s threat during the show’s Conic-Con @ Home virtual panel.
When asked to describe the new series in one word, he used the character’s name.
The Swarm has been featured in the sci-fi series before, but at this point it’s unclear if they’ve taken on a new form.
Swarm is played by Sam Spruell, a 44-year-old actor known for his roles in The North Water and Taken 3.
In the Season 13 premiere, dark forces awaken around the world as Dan Lewis’ life changes forever.
Doctor Who: Flux will air on BBC One on Sunday, October 31 at 6:25 p.m.