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Doctor Who: Jenna-Louise Coleman replaces Karen Gillan as assistant

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The new Doctor Who assistant comes forth - and impresses...

Jenna Louise Coleman - the next Doctor Who assistant

Matt Smith has his new assistant, the BBC tell us today in an official release. Replacing Karen Gillan at The Doctor's side in Doctor Who is Jenna-Louise Coleman from Blackpool. Coleman played Jasmine Thomas in the long-running ITV series Emmerdale, and is quoted in the release as being 'beyond excited, I can't wait to get cracking; working alongside Matt I know is going to be enormous fun and a huge adventure'.

According to the Beeb:

"The Doctor will meet his new friend in a dramatic turn of events as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year - full of thrills, adventures and big surprises. Series seven is currently filming and comprises 14 big, blockbuster-movie episodes - each a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes as you've never seen them before.

Lead writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, says: '"It always seems impossible when you start casting these parts, 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.

'It's not often the Doctor meets someone who can talk even faster than he does, but it's about to happen. 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.' "

BBC1 controller Danny Cohen adds: "As we approach Doctor Who's 50th anniversary it's great to welcome a new companion to the TARDIS. I feel confident the Doctor will look after her in his own very unique style."

A look at the gallery below confirms that Jenna-Louise Coleman is not  going to be lurking in the wings at the next Doctor Who Companions Tournament...


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Doctor Who companions: The Ultimate Tournament

Doctor Who Companions: The Ultimate Tournament


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#1 Bummer! robthom 2012-03-23 19:30
Dont get me wrong, that girl is a beauty, but I love me some Karen Gillan!

Are the British still mad at her for being too "hot"?!
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