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New Dr Who Companion Revealed… Plus Spoilers…

Jenna-Louise Coleman has been revealed as the new companion for Dr Who.

Producer and Who-guru Steven Moffat today confirmed that the former Emmerdale actress will replace Amy Pond as the Doctor’s travel buddy upon Karen Gillan’s exit later this year. Moffat is happier than a Time Lord in a fez.

“It always seems impossible when you start casting these parts,” said the producer. “But when we saw Matt and Jenna together, we knew we had our girl. She’s funny and clever and exactly mad enough to step on board the Tardis.”

Coleman auditioned alongside Smith, and the two were a natural fit.

“We saw a lot of brilliant actresses. But Jenna was the only person going faster than Matt – he had to keep up!” joked Moffat. “It’s not often the Doctor meets someone who can talk even faster than he does, but it’s about to happen.”

Cole herself echoed the sentiment of their chemistry, “It was fun and I felt like we were in it together. I am beyond excited. I can’t wait to get cracking.”

So, what can we guess about her new character? Speculation among fans suggests she may well be an alien, or from another time, as every companion since Rose in series one has been a from contemporary Earth. Moffat remained tight lipped. “Jenna is going to lead him his merriest dance yet. And that’s all you’re getting for now. Who she’s playing, how the Doctor meets her, and even where he finds her, are all part of one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord ever encounters. Even by the Doctor’s standards, this isn’t your usual boy meets girl.”

Now, regarding Amy and Rory… here be spoilers. If you don’t want to read about a juicy morsel, then click away, friend. If you do, scroll down… GERONIMO!

…Still here? Lovely. Well, series seven will be split into two, with the first five episodes screening later this year, then a Christmas special, where Cole will debut, then a further eight next year. But don’t expect The Doctor’s current companions to make it that far, according to Moffat;

“Amy and Rory will leave in a final encounter with the Weeping Angels in episode five. Not everyone gets out alive – and I mean it this time.”

So, that’ll be Rory’s ninth death or so? You’d think he’d be bored of it by now.

Jenna-Louise Coleman will star in Julian Fellowes’ new four part drama TITANIC, which starts 25th March on ITV

sources: BBCSFX

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