The Carrot Juice Queen is back! Mel returns for more adventures with the Doctor in Series 14!
Star of stage and screen Bonnie Langford will once again reprise her legendary role as Melanie Bush as she returns to Doctor Who! This time she’ll be starring alongside Ncuti Gatwa who plays the Fifteenth Doctor in the new series.
Langford first entered the world of Doctor Who in 1986 as the companion of the Sixth and Seventh Doctors. Most recently she was part of the former companion support group in The Power of the Doctor. Intriguingly, Jodie Whittaker’s final episode as the Thirteenth Doctor saw UNIT’s Kate Stewart, who also returns next series, suggesting she was going to recruit Mel and others to work for her…
Langford made her West End debut at seven years old in Gone with the Wind at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Since then, Bonnie has since gone on to lead an outstanding career. Having become a household name in shows like Just William, she seamlessly managed the transition from child actor. She’s starred in countless roles on both Broadway and West End, such as Chicago, 9 to 5 and Cats. Meanwhile, she’s reached a whole new 21st century audience with her award-winning role as Carmel Kazemi on EastEnders.
“Right back in the thick of the action, battling monsters and chaos and cliffhangers!”
Now Bonnie is back, as Melanie returns for another epic adventure!
Bonnie Langford said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be bringing Melanie Bush back. To be part of the exceptional cast, crew and production team led by the force of nature that is Russell T Davies is a career highlight. I’m so privileged and proud to have been a member of the Doctor Who family since the classic era and to be included in the new generation is phenomenal.”
Showrunner, Russell T Davies said: “Open those TARDIS doors wide, because Bonnie’s back! What an honour, delight and hoot to welcome back the character of Melanie, after too long away. And this isn’t just a cameo, Bonnie is right in the thick of the action, battling monsters and chaos and cliffhangers, right at the Doctor’s side, just like the old days.”
Details of exactly how Mel falls back into the Doctor’s life are still under wraps.