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Published on June 17th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Freema on Gillan

Digital Spy have quizzed former Doctor Who companion Freema Agyeman on her opinion of future companion Karen Gillan.

It’s likely that the Eleventh Doctor’s companion will be worlds away from either Rose, Martha or Donna – first impressions are important, of course:

“I think she looks great!” she told DS. “You know what? She’s like an amalgamation of all of us: she’s rocking the Rose look, she’s got the Catherine hair, she’s Scottish like David, and we share a story – she had a small part in the series before she becomes companion, and I had a small part in the series before I became companion too.”

Freema Agyeman played Martha Jones in the 2007 run of Doctor Who as the Doctor’s first post-Rose companion; she had appeared in the previous season’s finale Army of Ghosts/Doomsday.

“She’s a marriage of us all and we love her! Well, I love her and I’m sure the others love her too because she’s part of the family now!”

Speaking of marriage, we’ve been trying to avoid this most soapy element of the closing Doctor Who episodes of David Tennant’s time in the role…

“It’s always been the case with Doctor Who, hasn’t it?” she said. “There’s always things put out there – some true, some not – and some things which never get out there until the you’re seeing it, which is rare. I can’t confirm or deny, but I will say, just watch!”

Which to me indicates that Freema is involved…

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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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