[[wysiwyg_imageupload:989:]]Earlier today the BBC held a press conference where the new companion for Doctor Who was announced — Jenna-Louise Coleman.
Coleman is a 25 year old actress from Blackpool who will star alongside Matt Smith. She will replace outgoing companion Amy Pond, as this is Karen Gillan's final season on the show.
"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," Coleman said in a statement released by the BBC.
Coleman is new to the Who universe, known for her roles in Emmerdale and Waterloo Road. She saw her big screen debut with Captain America: The First Avenger, playing Connie.
Who showrunner Steven Moffat says they knew Coleman was right for the part when paired with Smith, and offers a bit of a tease.
There will be 6 #DoctorWho episodes this year, including Xmas Special. Then 8 next year. Jenna's character will first be seen at Xmas.— BBC AMERICA (@BBCAMERICA) March 21, 2012
Steven Moffat: "Amy & Rory will leave in a final encounter w/ the Weeping Angels in ep 5. Not everyone gets out alive & I mean it this time"— BBC AMERICA (@BBCAMERICA) March 21, 2012