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Bradley Walsh’s fans to face conflict as Doctor Who and The Chase clash

What are we going to do?!

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Bradley Walsh’s fans could have a dilemma on Sunday night as the star appears on TWO different TV channels at the same time!

The second episode of Doctor Who’s new series on BBC One clashes with the first episode of The Chase’s new run of celebrity specials over on ITV.


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Bradley pictured in the first episode of Doctor Who’s new series on Sunday night (Credit: BBC / BBC Studios / Ben Blackall)

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Doctor Who airs on BBC One from 6.55pm to 7.45pm while The Chase kicks off at 7pm and runs until 8pm on ITV.

Thank goodness for catch-up TV, right?!

Bradley made his Doctor Who debut on Sunday night as the Doctor’s new companion, Graham O’Brien.

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Doctor Who drew huge ratings on Sunday night (Credit: Giles Kyte/BBC/BBC Studios)

It was a dream role for Bradley, who has been a Doctor Who fan since childhood.

He said recently: “I remember watching William Hartnell as the first Doctor. Black and white made it very scary for a youngster like myself. I was petrified but even though I’d watch most of it from behind the sofa through my fingers, I became a fan.”

It’s the first series to star a female Doctor, with Broadchurch’s Jodie Whittaker taking over.

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Bradley hosts popular daytime quiz show The Chase (Credit: ITV Studios)

Ratings were a huge success, drawing the programme’s biggest launch viewing figures in ten years, with an average of 8.2 million people tuning in.

The first episode introduced viewers to Jodie’s Doctor and her three companions – Graham, Ryan (Tosin Cole) and Yasmin (Mandip Gill).

Meanwhile, the new series of The Chase, hosted by Bradley, kicks off with a Coronation Street special.

Soap stars  Simon Gregson, Victoria Ekanoye, Lucy Fallon and Andrew Whyment will also take part as they try to beat The Chaser for charity!

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Bradley previously revealed how he juggled filming for Doctor Who with his ongoing commitments on The Chase.

He told Digital Spy that producers of both shows “plate-spin between the two of them.”

“That’s an ongoing contract I have with ITV so I have to take care of that,” he said. “Everyone here at the Beeb, especially [producer] Matt and his team, has been unbelievably accommodating.”

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