It has now been revealed that 21 year old, Karen Gillan is to play the 11th doctor’s companion in 2010.
The actress has already starred in Doctor Who, in The Fires Of Pompeii as the Soothsayer.
“I am absolutely over the moon at being chosen to play the Doctor’s new companion. – I just can’t wait to get started,” she said.
“The show is such a massive phenomenon that I can’t quite believe I am going to be a part of it.
“Matt Smith is an incredible actor and it is going to be so much fun to act alongside him,” she added.
Steven Moffat said she was “funny, and clever, and gorgeous, and sexy”, Then he said, “A generation of little girls will want to be her. And a generation of little boys will want them to be her too,”
The BBC Wales Head Of Drama said she brings “energy and excitement” to the role.