Doctor Who’s Tardis is getting a makeover for new series

The BBC’s time-travelling police box will get a 21st century tweak

Jon Hornbuckle
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Jon Hornbuckle

The BBC is set to make the next Tardis on Doctor Who more accessible and disability friendly. 

Each series of the sci-fi show features a revamped Tardis design, often to reflect the personality of the latest Doctor.

An insider told The Sun that any steps, narrow spaces or obstacles are to be removed from the next Tardis set.

‘These modifications aren’t just a sign of changing times, they’re also down to some of the characters who’ll feature on the show,’ said the source. 

The report goes on to speculate that the wheelchair-friendly changes to the Tardis are for wheelchair-user Bernard Cribbins. The actor is reprising his role of Wilfred Mott alongside on-screen daughter Catherine Tate as Donna Noble and David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor for the sci-fi show’s 60th anniversary specials.

There are also rumours circulating on Doctor Who forums that disabled actress Ruth Madely could be joining the cast, possibly as a companion to Ncuti Gatwa’s Fourteenth Doctor. 

Ncuti got some A-list support this week when actor Ryan Gosling was pictured on the set of Barbie wearing an unofficial t-shirt of the new Doctor.

Sharing a picture of Ryan on his Instagram stories, Ncuti wrote: ‘Dolls supporting Doctors… yass king! As if I couldn’t love him anymore.’

Ryan Gosling wearing Doctor Who t-shirt


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