Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor isn’t the only new lead coming to Doctor Who in the near future. After one last appearance in the upcoming Christmas special, current companion Pearl Mackie – who plays Bill Potts – will be vacating the show along with her Doctor Peter Capaldi, leaving the door open for a new companion to take her place.
Casting the next companion will be a tough decision for the producers as, arguably, the role of the Doctor’s best pal is the most important element of the show. It might be called Doctor Who, but it’s the companion who acts as the audiences’ eyes and ears. We experience the Doctor and his world through them. If we don’t like the companion, we can’t get into the show.
Interestingly, one report says that a very different companion will travel the universe with Doctor No. 13 – 57-year-old British comedian Bradley Walsh. Whether there’s any truth to that or not remains to be seen, but let’s hope Whittaker’s partner in
crime time is inspired by the best companions that have come before.
Just who are the greatest companions of the 21st century Doctor Who though? We answer that very question for you right here, and it all begins on the next page…