Steven Moffat has today revealed the identity of the actress cast to replace Karen Gillan, when Doctor Who returns to BBC1 in the Autumn.
Former Emmerdale and Waterloo Road co-star Jenna Louise Coleman will debut (as the yet unnamed companion) in the Christmas special, which will now follow part five - where Amy and Rory Pond will leave the programme.
Blackpool-born Coleman appears in ITV1's new blockbuster drama Titanic (pictured, as Annie Desmond) from this Sunday. She will then join Matt Smith for the remaining 8 episodes of season 7, which will air in the show's anniversary year.
The BBC have also confirmed the return of the Daleks, and the Weeping Angels who appear in the Ponds' farewell story.