The TARDIS is about to get a whole lot more crowded when three new faces join Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor when Series 11 of Doctor Who kicks off in autumn 2018.
We’ve already given you the lowdown on Ryan, who’ll be played by former Hollyoaks actor Tosin Cole, and now it’s time to introduce a fellow Hollyoaks allum, Mandip Gill, who will be playing fellow companion Yasmin.
British actress Gill graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a BA in Acting and, after staring in a few theatre productions, in 2012 she went on to land the role of Phoebe Jackson (later McQueen) in Hollyoaks. Gill had attended many auditions for the soap in the past but was unsure if Phoebe, who initially was a homeless girl who befriended established character George Smith (Steven Roberts), was the right character for her but after several call backs, Gill was given the role.
In 2015, Gill chose to leave the show and Phoebe was killed off as part of the long-running ‘Gloved Hand Killer’ storyline. Phoebe was shot while working late in the garage and remained in a coma for several weeks.
The following year, Gill had a guest role in the BBC sitcom series Cuckoo, before appearing in daytime soap Doctors for a five-episode arc where she played Shazia Amin, a pregnant homeless woman.
In 2017, Gill appeared in The Good Karma Hospital and an episode of Casualty entitled Swift Vengeance Awaits. She also stars in Kay Mellor’s BBC drama Love, Lies and Records as Talia, a junior registrar.
Last Sunday it was announced that Gill and Cole would be joined by The Chase host Bradley Walsh as a trio of new companions for Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor for the new series of Doctor Who, which will consist of 10 fifty minute episodes which will kick off with an hour-long special in the autumn.