** The following article contains SPOILERS **
Jenna-Louise Coleman was announced as the new companion to the Doctor today by the BBC and Steven Moffat. We’ve known since Christmas that Amy and Rory would be making an exit from the show sometime this season, and that the Doctor would find a new companion. Well the details are here (at least some of them, so wait no longer.)
The 25 year old from Blackpool has already made a name for herself on the soap Emmerdale, having been nominated for a National Television Award, British Soap Award, and TV Choice Award.
More details can be found here, from the official BBC Doctor Who Page, and BBC America has a fun selection of clips of some of her other work. An interview with the actress about being chosen for Doctor Who can be found on the BBC News page.
Here’s the tweet stream from the official BBC Doctor Who Twitter Page:
“I want to get started already” says Jenna. “I’m a huge fan of the show”. Of her favourite companion “Between Billie Piper & Karen Gillan”
“Matt Smith did my audition with me. It was fun and I felt like we were in it together” says Jenna.
Steven: “We saw a lot of brilliant actresses. But Jenna was the only person going faster than Matt – he had to keep up!”
There will be 6 episodes this year, including the Xmas Special. Then 8 next year. Jenna’s character will first be seen at Xmas.
No announcement on plans for the 50th anniversary given today.
Steven “Amy & Rory will leave in a final encounter with the Weeping Angels in ep 5. Not everyone gets out alive and I mean it this time”
Jenna has asked us to remind you that she does not have and doesn’t plan to have a Twitter account. Beware of imposters!