Peter Capaldi teases 'different' Doctor Who companion

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 January 2016
Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi has teased that the producers behind 'Doctor Who' are planning a "different" companion for the new series, following the departure of fan favourite Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman)

Doctor Who's new companion will be "different".

Fans of the BBC One show were rocked by the departure of the Doctor's companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) in the last series but Peter Capaldi - who plays the titular character - has teased they are putting a lot of thought into securing just the right person as her replacement.

He said: "We've just had some brief talks about it, we haven't actually chosen someone yet - that I know of.

"Perhaps someone has been chosen but I would expect that I would meet them before we finalised all that. So we're looking for someone different..."

The 57-year-old actor also admitted it was "quite challenging" to film an episode on his own following Jenna's departure.

He added to "The [episode] where I was on my own was quite challenging because I thought people would get tired of my face and all my tricks.

"But in a way it was great to do an episode - I mean this in the nicest possible way - with no other actors because it meant I became very much closer with the crew. The crew are fantastic and I have a great relationship with them anyway, but to be with them all the time was lovely."

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