Bradley Walsh reveals the nickname he’s been given by the Doctor Who cast

Graham actor Bradley Walsh is a real father figure to the stars of Doctor Who

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Bradley Walsh has become such a father figure to the stars of Doctor Who that Jodie Whittaker, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill now call him “Dad”.

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Walsh, who plays Graham in the BBC sci-fi show, said his three Doctor Who “children” all compete to be his favourite kid.

“They call me Dad,” he revealed on the Bafta TV Awards red carpet, gesturing to his co-stars. “So, I’ve got three children and Jodie always says, ‘Which one is your favourite?’ I love them all.”

But not everyone agreed. “You know it’s me!” Whittaker protested.

Doctor Who is up for a Bafta at tonight’s ceremony in Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment category, which is the only award decided by public vote.

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The show has been nominated for that moving moment in the Rosa Parks episode in which the Doctor and her companions make sure the historical moments remain.