There is little doubt that fans are still shocked after Jodie Whittaker confirmed that she will be leaving Doctor Who after Season 13. However, John Bishop is seeing the departure from a different perspective. The comedian, who will play the Thirteenth Doctor's newest companion, shared his thoughts on Whittaker's exit from the beloved series.
Earlier this year, it was confirmed that Bishop will be joining Doctor Who Season 13 as the new companion Dan Lewis. Although this was great news for Whovians, it was later announced that the upcoming season will be the last one for Whittaker.
He may have only worked with Whittaker for one season but Bishop says he truly enjoyed working with the Attack the Block star and Mandip Gill, who plays the other companion Yas.
"They've been great to work with," Bishop told Doctor Who magazine. "So welcoming and really supportive, particularly to someone like me who's not done a run on a series like this before. I know everyone knows it, but as everyone says, Jodie is phenomenal."
Bishop added that he has great admiration for Whittaker and will truly miss working with her on the show.
"The way [Jodie] carries this show - the amount of responsibility that she wears so lightly on her shoulders - is staggering," he said. "The run's coming to an end soon and we were all talking earlier about how weird it will be not seeing each other every week."
For now, Bishop's future in Doctor Who is still unclear. However, there is a huge possibility that he and Gill will serve as the next Doctor's companions after Whittaker's departure.
Doctor Who Season 13 has not yet been given an official release date but is expected to premiere on BBC before the end of 2021.