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Mandip as Yaz Doctor Who newcomer Mandip Gill has opened up about being racially abused as a kid.
The actress, 30, has been impressing fans in the BBC show as companion Yaz opposite 13th Doctor, Jodie Whittaker.
But she told how her family were targeted while living on a Leeds council estate in the 90s – and how it left her fearing further attacks.
“You would see the same people being really racist to my dad and then my dad would be having fights,” said Mandip. “It was a constant worry growing up, like loud noises would make me quickly go to the window so I could see what was happening outside.
“We then moved to a nice area but I took my old life with me and I used to look out the window and then I’d be like, ‘Oh, we’re in a cul-de-sac, this don’t happen here.’
“When I got to uni, my friends said, ‘Why do you look out the window?’ I was like, ‘I don’t know, I’m just nosey.’ But it was because I had to make sure I knew what was happening and keep an eye on it.”
Lee Britain’s Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy has landed his first TV job, bagging a role in upcoming BBC comedy Jerk.
Also known as Lee Ridley, he stars alongside Tim Renkow, who plays a disabled man who is quite the jerk, and The Sopranos’ Lorraine Bracco.
Lee is an artist who is in competition with Tim.
The series starts next year.