The Emmerdale actress is confirmed to be replacing Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) as the newest companion to Matt Smith's Time Lord in the BBC sci-fi show's seventh season. Coleman's debut we be on this years Christmas special.
|Jenna-Louise Coleman named as the Doctors NEW companion|
Gillan, who has played Amy Pond since Matt Smith took the role of the Doctor, is due to leave the show this year and the 25-year-old Coleman will replace her soon after.
Speaking at BBC's Broadcasting house this morning, she said that she was a "huge fan of the show", commenting: "I'm beyond excited, I can't wait to get cracking; working alongside Matt I know is going to be enormous fun and a huge adventure.
"Matt Smith did my audition with me. It was fun and I felt like we were in it together."
Details of Coleman's character are being kept tightly under wraps but Steven Moffat did say "It's not often the Doctor meets someone who can talk even faster than he does, but it's about to happen. Even by the Doctor's standards, this isn't your usual boy meets girl."
Coleman made her big screen debut in Captain America: The First Avenger and is soon to star as Annie Desmond in ITV1’s Titanic.
Coleman even has the support of past companions based on a 'Tweet' coming from Katy Manning (Joe Grant) on Twitter today : @ManningOfficial “The new Dr who girl must be absolutely thrilled ! I remember how blown away I was 40 odd years ago”
Season seven of Doctor Who is due to air this Autumn.... and it can't get here soon enough.