Two major characters leaving Doctor Who in New Year special

Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole are leaving Doctor Who.

Revolution Of The Daleks, a special episode airing on New Year’s Day, is the actors’ last episode.

In addition to Mandip Gill, who is still part of the cast of the program, the pair were part of a trio of companions for the Doctor.

They joined the program in 2017 when Jodie Whittaker took over the lead role and starred in the 11th and 12th series of the BBC sci-fi show.

Cole, 28, who plays Ryan, said his last scene was “emotional.”

“I was looking forward to peace, however,” he added.

When asked what he would miss from the program, he said, “There are too many things to list here, but it has to be the team on screen and behind it, as well as the great fans.

“It was an honor to work with fans around the world on such a cultural institution.

“The people like me on screen come and go, but it’s the people behind the scenes and the fans who will always be there to keep the Doctor Who world alive and exciting.”

Walsh described his and Cole’s last episode as “very, very dramatic.”

“It is quite sad and moving is the word. You can expect a lot of emotion from the episode. “

He said working “in Wales with everyone on the crew” was the highlight of the program.

“I absolutely loved it, I loved it,” added Walsh.

He said Wales has “become like a second home to me” and is delighted to have played “in something so iconic and groundbreaking with the arrival of a female doctor”.

Walsh, 60, said he is “in constant touch” with people who worked on the program, adding, “I miss them all. I texted the location guys over the air.

“Happy days. Great memories. Our times abroad, when we were in Spain, South Africa, I just loved it.”

In Revolution Of The Daleks, John Barrowman will reprise his role as Captain Jack Harkness, while Chris Noth will also return as Jack Robertson.

Revolution Of The Daleks will be broadcast on BBC One on New Years Day.

Jodie Whittaker has said she is “absolutely devastated” that Tosin Cole and Bradley Walsh are leaving Doctor Who.

The actress said she got emotional after she last filmed with them.

Whittaker said, “Without going into anything to do with character or what is happening, just knowing that it was the last scenes for me with those actors, they both had to carry me to my trailer.

“I haven’t cried like this in so long.”

Whittaker added that she was “incredibly saddened by what this journey was as it started with us too.”

She said she “hit it off like a family” with her fellow stars.

Mandip Gill, who also stars as the Doctor’s companion and remains on the schedule, said she was also sad to see her former co-stars leave.

“I’m not really that emotional person, but even I thought, ‘This is so sad, I’ll never see you again, you’re so busy Brad, always filming’.

‘But it was too soon to miss them.

“We do have a WhatsApp group, we use it all the time and of course because of lockdown, we wouldn’t have seen each other in that time, so it’s too early for me to realize the impact of not having it, because we send constantly a meme or a message or something like that. “

Whittaker said the Daleks’ New Year’s Special Revolution, which portrays the doctor in prison, is a “team effort.”

“I think the interesting thing at the beginning of this is that the discoveries and the journeys we all take are not necessarily guided by a doctor,” she added.

Whittaker also discussed the depiction of the Daleks in the BBC’s sci-fi series.

She said it’s “interesting how scary they are” and added, “They’re not very fast, but they’re really creepy.”

She said she knows she will be “shadowed” on screen by the Doctor’s alien enemies.

Revolution Of The Daleks will be broadcast on BBC One on New Years Day.