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Published on August 16th, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds

New Companion Name Revealed?

New Doctor Who companion Jenna-Louise Coleman

New Doctor Who companion Jenna-Louise Coleman

One organisation definitely off Steven Moffat’s Christmas card list is the Daily Mirror who today “revealed” the full name of the new companion played by the incoming Jenna-Louise Coleman.

Now, needless to say, this article contains a Christmas ruining spoiler but for those of you who can’t wait until the day itself may open this present early:

The Doctor’s new companion will be called…

[spoiler ]

Clara Oswin…

Previously, fans attending filming in Wales claimed they had overheard Matt Smith calling Jenna-Louise Coleman’s character Clara, but her surname was not known until now.

The keener of mind amongst you will know that Clara was the middle name of former assistant and Doctor Who royalty Elisabeth Sladen, who passed away in April 2011. It’s a fitting tribute to the much missed companion.

Clara is also said to be:

“…A feisty and flirty computer expert…”

Unusual and vaguely old-fashioned name twined with a feisty, flirty personality?


Remind you of anyone?

(Via Life, Doctor Who & Combom)


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

4 Responses to New Companion Name Revealed?

  1. avatar Anthony says:

    Oh, crap. Surely the Moff wouldn’t take us down THAT road? Than again it is the era of the Nerd, which means cool these days so maybe it won’t be as dire as all that…

  2. Don’t know about you, but I’m getting a Mel Bush vibe from that description…

  3. avatar paul blume says:

    Quite disappointing, if true…ANOTHER contemporary human companion. Rather hoping this is mis-direction on Moffat’s part.

  4. avatar Jim McLean says:

    Ah the adjectives of the post Buffy-era resplendent in their talent for creating zingers/one-liners/more than a pretty face. Actual “people” characteristics need not apply. I hope I’m remorselessly proved wrong, but I too am disappointed but the contemporary sound to this.

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