John Bishop discusses challenge after filming for Doctor Who Knocked me for six

John Bishop discusses filming for Dr Who

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The John Bishop Show treats viewers to the comedian’s trademark everyman stand-up. The TV star will also interview a range of celebrity guests. On Saturday night, John was joined by actor James Nesbitt and fellow comic Sarah Millican. The funny Liverpudlian discussed the issues he faced after filming on set for Doctor Who after he claimed it “knocked me for six”.

Bishop began: “I don’t know about you and I’ve been doing this acting with Doctor Who, what I’ve found with that is when you’re doing something, you’re on set, you’re away for a block of time but you’re kind of in a place and it becomes your own community.

“What I’ve found going back to touring, I don’t know about you, is just that the travel has knocked me for six.”

He added: “Just a different place every night.”

The Doctor Who star continued: “So, I’ve gotten into this bit where I’ve missed home, on this tour, more than I’ve ever missed home before.”

In jest, he said: “I’ve ended up doing stupid, I’ve been Facetiming the dogs.”

John Bishop is in the latest series of the show as Dan Lewis, the newest companion to Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor.

The Scouser was also joined by actor Mandip Gill playing the role of Yaz Khan.

John was unveiled after a short teaser trailer confirmed his character before the New Year’s Day special Revolution of the Daleks, was released.

Whittaker, who has played the lead role in Doctor Who for three years, will be leaving the show after series 13 has concluded.

Bradley Walsh (who played Graham) and Tosin Cole (Ryan Sinclair) played Jodie’s previous companions before being replaced by Gill and Bishop.

The duo made their final appearances on the sci-fi drama earlier last year.

On The John Bishop Show, the comic expressed his excitement over his own chat-show show debut. 

The star also detailed his concerns about the programme which he has shared with and other media.

Speaking about his Saturday night comedy show, which airs on ITV, he explained: “We record the show the day that it goes out and whoever you have got planned on the show can disappear and test positive [for COVID-19], so all of a sudden everything gets thrown in the air.”

While discussing the show, which will be running for six weeks, he said: “The show itself is a topical stand up based chat show so the people who come on have to be prepared to be engaged as well,”

The stand-up star addressed his competition but stressed he had no intention of taking over other talk show heavyweights.

He admitted: “Jonathan Ross and Graham Norton are like the kings of chat shows in the UK and there’s absolutely no way that this is trying to emulate what they do.

“It’s a little bit more entertainment-based as we throw in some videotapes and the guests are on the show throughout, there’s not going to be one segment, and hopefully, it will feel like three or four people having a chat together,” the 55-year-old added.

The John Bishop Show airs next Saturday on ITV at 9.30pm

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