Bradley Walsh as Graham O'Brien, with Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole

Have you enjoyed being part of this year’s ensemble cast?

I love being part of an ensemble. I love it. Jodie leads from the front and she’s fun and she’s upbeat and she keeps it all together – it’s great. 

Working with Jodie, Mandip and Tosin and the different directors that are coming in, and this fantastic crew – that’s the thing I’m enjoying most about being on Doctor Who.

How do you think audiences will react to the Thirteenth Doctor?

I think they’re going to be excited by Jodie and I’ll tell you why... Not only is she an exceptional actress, the energy she brings, because she’s still so young, the energy she brings is extraordinary. To keep up with her is hard work!  

Describe the show in a sentence. 

This new dawn for Doctor Who will be ground-breaking and exciting and fantastic and unpredictable and beautiful and timeless.

I’m telling you now, this is going to be so brilliant. Jodie is fantastic! She works so hard and is so enthusiastic. 

The new series of Doctor Who in a sentence is forward thinking, innovative, bold and brave. 

Doctor Who premieres Monday 8 October, same day as the UK on TVNZ OnDemand and Friday 12 October on TVNZ 2.