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New Doctor Who companion unveiled

Doctor Who's latest female companion was unveiled by the BBC yesterday. Twenty-one-year-old Scottish actress Karen Gillan is set to star alongside new Time Lord Matt Smith in the next series of the popular sci-fi show which will hit our screens early next year.

Gillan, much like Smith, is a relative unknown but has previously appeared in a number of minor roles in the David Tennant era Doctor Who. The 21-year-old spoke about her excitement at landing the role: "I am absolutely over the moon at being chosen to play the Doctor's new companion. The show is such a massive phenomenon that I can't quite believe I am going to be a part of it."

The young actress continued: "Matt Smith is an incredible actor and it is going to be so much fun to act alongside him - I just can't wait to get started."

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