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Published on October 10th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

Christmas Companion

(THIS ARTICLE MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!) Velile Tshabalala is the name of the the striking looking lady who plays The Next Doctor‘s companion in the forthcoming Christmas special.

She recently spoke to local publication West Sussex Today about her character, Rosita, and her previous roles which include CBBC sitcom Kerching! and the BBC3 comedy series Tittybangbang.

Since it was revealed that The Next Doctor sees David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor meet David Morrissey’s Nth Doctor, speculation has been "rife", you might say. I wonder if the Rosita actress reveals any clues?

"I am just so excited about it. We filmed it in April in Cardiff and Gloucester and Monmouth and so it has died down a bit, but now it is getting closer and I just can’t wait.

"It is just a one-off Christmas special but out of all the episodes I could have been asked to do it is far better that it is this one."

"A lot of people have been saying that it hasn’t yet been decided who the next assistant will be. But obviously I would love to do more. At the moment I am just being positive about it, that I did it and that I had a great time. But I would love to be in it again if I can."

"I have to be very careful what I can say and can’t say about it all. You have to bear with me! But she is an East Londoner, very Cockney.

"The Doctor is faced with another Doctor. Rosita is the assistant to the other Doctor but as the episode goes on she starts helping the Doctor we know."

Now, why would she do that? And why does it sound so… familiar?

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.



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