Jenna-Louise Coleman, The Doctor's new companion in Doctor Who

Looks like Doctor Who will have a new companion later this year. With Amy and Rory’s companion status somewhat unclear at the end of the last season, they will be departing at the begining of the 7th season, making way for Jenna-Louise Coleman who will be showing up for this year’s Christmas special.

No real sign of what her character will be like or even her name at this point. Jenna-Louise’s credits mostly include British soaps. As a fan of the Ponds I’ll surely miss them, but am anxious to see how this new character plays out.

Check out this interview with Jenna-Louise Coleman for details on her upcoming involvement with the show.

Keep reading for the full press release and pictures of Jenna-Louise Coleman kissing another girl.

Jenna-Louise Coleman has beaten hundreds of hopefuls to become the new companion to Doctor Who, it was announced today by Steven Moffat.

Twenty-five year old Jenna from Blackpool will star alongside the 11th Time Lord, Matt Smith, to mark the biggest year in the show’s history.

Best known for her roles in Emmerdale (Jasmine Thomas) and Waterloo Road (Lindsay James), Jenna will replace Karen Gillan when she and Arthur Darvill bow out of the show in a heartbreaking departure after one final series of rollercoaster voyages later this year on BBC One.

Jenna says: “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.”

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.”

Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC One, 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.”

In 2011 Jenna made her big screen debut in Captain America: The First Avenger and is soon to star as Annie Desmond in ITV1’s Titanic. She has just finished filming on Stephen Poliakoff’s Dancing On The Edge for BBC Two.

I guess these pictures are from a British soap named Emmerdale, where Jenna-Louise played a lesbian. Thanks for that!

Jenna-Louise Coleman sharing a lesbian kiss with a girl

Jenna-Louise Coleman sharing a lesbian kiss with Debbie Dingle in Emmerdale

Jenna-Louise Coleman kissing a girl in Emmerdale