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Jenna-Louise Coleman has been announced as the new Doctor Who companion. The Titanic actress is confirmed to be replacing Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) as the assistant to Matt Smith's Time Lord in the BBC sci-fi show's seventh series. Coleman's debut episode will air at Christmas. 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." Coleman also revealed that her personal favourite companions were Billie Piper and Karen Gillan. Showrunner Steven Moffat said: "It always seems impossible when you start (more) »

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