Gillan Stops Traffic

Doctor Who star Karen Gillan as Amy PondNew star of Doctor Who Karen Gillan caused a mini-riot in a branch of Tescos this weekend as she grabbed a bite to eat.After appearing on BBC Radio One’s Vernon Kaye show, reports the Daily Mail.

Elegantly dressed in white shirt, bottle green skirt and vintage-style brown ankle boots, Gillan made a stereotypical Scottish purchase – from the cut-price items shelf! Let’s hope she can avoid being snapped making a similar faux pas in future…

Amy Pond actress Gillan had earlier appeared on Vernon Kaye’s Radio One show, in which the Bolton sex-text-fiend quizzed her about being a Doctor Who companion.

‘It’s a real privilege to play Amy Pond,’ she said.

‘She is such a fantastic character – it’s been a life-changing thing. Fans are very loyal and passionate and protective, so they can be very hard to win over.’

On the matter of fashion, and her previous life as a mode, Gillan remarked:

‘I don’t look to fashion in terms of what is trendy, I just like what I like – it’s about self-expression.’

Interestingly, it seems that Matt Smith is quite a bit shorter than Gillan, who revealed that she wore flat shoes for her audition. She recalled:

‘He looked smaller in real life and just generally in scale.’

Imagine being out of scale! Having a massive head would be one thing, but having abnormally long arms…

Christian Cawley

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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