Peter Capaldi reveals New Doctor Who companion will be “along any minute”

Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi says he now knows who his next TARDIS companion will be and that they represent an “exciting” and “very different sort of take on it”

The new Doctor Who companion has been cast – and according to Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman’s replacement could be announced very soon…

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“There will be a new companion, along any minute,” said Capaldi, “which I’m very excited about, ’cause obviously I know who that is and we’ve been doing a bit of work together already and it’s very exciting. Because it’s a very different sort of take on it.”

Capaldi added that, unlike Coleman’s Clara Oswald, the new arrival will know “very little about the Doctor”.

“Clara had prior knowledge of the Doctor,”

“It was conceived as a human connected to your timeline, and so had access to the cosmic nature of the Doctor. She understood a little about how he was. And as she was already with [Eleventh Doctor] Matt [Smith], she knew the Daleks and the TARDIS. Now we have someone who knows very little about the Doctor.”

It’s already been confirmed that there will be no full new series airing in 2016, with fans instead having to wait until next year for a new block of episodes.

When it returns, it seems Peter will be keen for bosses to give it a regular timeslot, after it was relentlessly shuffled about in the weekly schedules in 2015.

“The BBC is an incredible organisation, but… sometimes people there think, ‘That’s looking after itself’. And it’s not being looked after,” he told Newsweek.

How much or how little fans will already know about the new companion when they are finally announced remains to be seen…

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