The unlikely news has been met with confusion from fans on social media, with most seeing it as a complete curveball:
That isn’t to say fans are not on board with the idea though, as many claimed Bradley would make a great companion to Jodie’s Doctor:
A BBC spokesperson declined to comment on the reports when contacted by HuffPost UK, as did a representative for Bradley.
The Mirror also reported Bradley taking on the role would mean decreasing his workload on some of the ITV shows he currently stars on like ‘Play To The Whistle’ and ‘Cash Trapped’, but would continue in his role as host of hit teatime gameshow ‘The Chase’.
If claims Bradley is the new assistant turn out to be true, it will also reunite him with new ‘Doctor Who’ show runner Chris Chibnall, who he previously worked on ‘Law & Order: UK’, where Chris was lead writer and Bradley played lead character DS Ronnie Brooks.
Former ‘My Family’ and ‘Death In Paradise’ star Kris Marshall has also been linked to the assistant role, having previously been a front-runner to succeed Peter Capaldi as The Doctor.
Jodie will make her first appearance as the Time Lord in the Christmas special, which will see Peter’s incarnation meet his demise.