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Published on April 1st, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

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EXCLUSIVE: A Second New Companion!

Actress Justine Alexander is actually Kasterborous editor Christian Cawley's sister. APRIL FOOL!In addition to the casting of Jenna-Louise Coleman last month, we can exclusively reveal that a second as-yet unknown character has been cast in Doctor Who Series 7!

Played by perennial kitchen sink drama actress Justine Alexander (Coronation Street, Brookside, and seen here in publicity for The Crack), the Doctor’s second female companion adds some new Roman spice to the time travelling.

According to our source, Alexander plays “Arial Verdana”, a young, bored girl from Ancient Roman Britain who joins the TARDIS when it lands in St Albans around 3 AD. Since Doctor Who returned with such an impact in 2005, there have been calls for an unusual companion to be cast, one who is either from the past/future or an alien… basically, anything to break up the pattern of contemporary girls from the 21st century.

We’re sure she’ll amaze, and think you will be just as excited as the K team to learn of this new Latin character, whose experiences in the TARDIS with the Doctor and his other female companion could veer from Gothic to fantasy and take them to places as far apart as New York, Chicago, Geneva and Skaro.

While Series 7 feels like months away, it shouldn’t be long before both characters turn up in the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip!

We await the official announcement and various comments from cast and executive producer and script writer Steven Moffat with anticipation!

Update 12pm

Naturally, this is an April Fool.

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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+.




10 Responses to EXCLUSIVE: A Second New Companion!

  1. avatar Krumstets says:

    “We’re sure she’ll amaze, and think you will be just as excited as the K team to learn of this new Latin character, who’s experiences in the TARDIS with the Doctor and his other female companion could veer from Gothic to fantasy and take them to places as far apart as New York, Chicago, Geneva and Skaro.”

    Very good !! As far afield as Geneva indeed …ha ha ha ha .

    Happy 1st April :)

  2. avatar Finlay says:

    Ha! Ha! Almost had me there! Good one! Happy April Fools!

  3. avatar Greg C says:

    April Fool?!!

  4. avatar Gary S says:

    It’s exclusives like this that ensure you’ve always been considered the FONT of all DW knowledge! Happy Fools Day!


    • Thanks Gary, glad you enjoyed it :)

  5. avatar Paddy says:

    Ahh, Arial Verdana. She’ll be the first Roman to see lots of Times New.

    Her first episode will see her encountering strange bat-like creatures known only as the Wingdings.


    • Previously seen in the opening moments of Army of Ghosts… ;)

  6. avatar Bob James says:

    I hope this isn’t just an April Fool’s prank. That would just be wrong………

  7. avatar Matt Adams says:

    Bit of a shame this is an April Fools… As editor of the local paper would have loved to see the TARDIS land in St Albans!

  8. avatar Simon Spencer says:

    Had this not been an April Fools joke, I think it would’ve been good; two fonts for an alias might have raised an eyebrow for the Time Lord.

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