Jenna-Louise Coleman to be new Doctor Who star?

Former 'Emmerdale' actress Jenna-Louise Coleman is expected to be unveiled as the new 'Doctor Who' companion today (21.03.12)

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Jenna-Louise Coleman

Jenna-Louise Coleman

Jenna-Louise Coleman is expected to be unveiled as the new 'Doctor Who' companion today (21.03.12).

The 25-year-old actress - who can next be seen in ITV blockbuster drama 'Titanic' - is said to have impressed programme bosses with her screen test and chemistry with current Time Lord Matt Smith.

A BBC source told the Daily Mail newspaper: "'It is one of biggest roles in TV. She is set to rock into the big time in a role like no other."

Jenna-Louise - who has previously starred in 'Waterloo Road' and 'Emmerdale' - will take over when Karen Gillan departs her role as Amy Pond in the sci-fi drama later this year.

A formal announcement of the new companion is due to be made later today.

If she does join the show, Jenna-Louise looks set to have a good time as Karen recently admitted she will miss working on the programme because it is so much "fun".

She said: "We have so much fun. It's so life-consuming, but in the most wonderful way. We film pretty much every day, for nine months of the year, so it's basically your life. And when you're not filming it, you're promoting it and talking about it, so it really does take over your life."

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