John Bishop has admitted that he considers himself "extremely lucky" to have bagged a part on Doctor Who.
Talking about how the part came about, he told Doctor Who Magazine: "It was very fortuitous. When it was originally discussed, I couldn't do it because I was going to be on tour. The dates clashed and I couldn't get out of the tour.
"But then I was forced out of the tour because of COVID situation and my shows were postponed.
"So I felt lucky, as much as anything else. I felt lucky, number one, to have been considered for it, and then extremely lucky that circumstances meant that I could do it."
Dan Lewis will be introduced to viewers in the first episode of the new series, which is due to begin on BBC One later in the year.