Dr Who's 'miracle' new assistant revealed

Jenna Louise Coleman is the newest face on Dr Who. Photo / Supplied
Jenna Louise Coleman is the newest face on Dr Who. Photo / Supplied

Former Emmerdale star Jenna-Louise Coleman has been revealed as Dr Who's newest companion.

Coleman will replace Karen Gillan, joining Matt Smith on the sci-fi TV show for the first time in this year's Christmas special.

"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," she told the Daily Mail.

Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat described Coleman's chemistry with Smith as "like a miracle".

"It always feels like a miracle when you find the right person because we saw a lot of brilliant actresses," he told news agency PAA.

"There was a moment I remember from the second time she came in, and they were auditioning together and they both looked frightened doing a Doctor Who scene, and it just was an instant poster."

Coleman's appearance on Emmerdale was controversial, with her character Jasmine Thomas sharing a kiss with another female character.

She also starred in a four-part TV series based on the sinking of the Titanic.

- Herald online

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