Jenna-Louise Coleman the new companion on Doctor Who season 7.

Jenna-Louise Coleman the new companion on Doctor Who season 7.

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Doctor Who Official Photo Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman or Crying Over The Ponds

When a companion leaves Doctor Who he or she leaves us  broken-hearted,  wanting to know why they had to leave us.

Looking into the  face  of Jenna-Louise Coleman, I know it isn’t her fault that Amy and Rory are no longer in the TARDIS.

If I like her am I being disloyal?

My question is why do I feel like crying? Why is my heart breaking and should I hate her for replacing them?

The thought of welcoming her with open arms makes me feel like I am being disloyal. I don’t like this.  It hurts to let go.

I dread the start of the new season of Doctor Who. Losing Amy, Rory and River will be painful. Perhaps this is the one time that fans can feel what it likes to be an immortal or near immortal, always out living the people they love.

For now, maybe I can only wait and tell myself it is only a TV show…

The 25-year-old Jenna-Louise Coleman was confirmed as the  new Doctor Who companion . She’ll be taking over from Karen Gillan near the end of series 7. Coleman was interviewed by Radio Times,

“I wasn’t allowed to say it was Doctor Who at any point – not talking to my agent, not when I arrived at the audition…And I certainly couldn’t tell anyone at all what I was up to next.

“When she was auditioning, Karen Gillan had been given a codename, ‘Panic Moon’, which is an anagram of ‘companion’ – so I worked out that ‘Men on Waves’ is an anagram of ‘Woman Seven’ because this is the seventh series.

“Weirdly, seven is my lucky number and this is my seventh job.”

Sounds a smidgen over-the-top for an audition. This isn’t MI5, you know. OR IS IT?

“I have an idea of the story, of the character and of a few surprises, but I don’t know her name or where she’s from. I just told Steven [Moffat, the creator] and [producer] Caroline Skinner, ‘Don’t tell me anything until I need to know it.'”

“Normally you’re just reading in front of a camera, but with this it was so physical. We were using props and running around so it felt like playing – and like a partnership straight away.”

And what was it like to keep such a whopping secret for so long? (We always wonder how people do this – like those who have got through to the finals of the X Factor – how do they keep it a secret? We know they’ve signed scary contracts in blood, but still surely you’d tell your mum who would tell your grandpa who would tell the entire golf club?)

“When you keep a secret this big – I’ve kept this one for six weeks – the temptation to tell is all the more irresistable, especially as I live with three school friends.

“With girl politics being the way they are, I couldn’t tell just one friend. I had to phone one of them on the way to the press conference to tell her that I’d borrowed her shoes, in case she saw them in photos.”

The full interview can be read in this week’s Radio Times, out now.