Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi Says New Companion Will Be ‘Different’

With Jenna Coleman now joining Billie Piper and Catherine Tate in the land of assistants of old, Doctor Who fans are eagerly awaiting news of the Time Lord’s next companion.

The Twelfth Doctor himself Peter Capaldi has hinted that casting is under way for a new companion and they will be vastly different from Jenna’s Clara Oswald.

Could we see a male companion, perhaps? Or even an alien from another planet?!

Speaking to Radio Times, Capaldi said: “We’ve just had some brief talks about it, we haven’t actually chosen someone yet — that I know of.

“Perhaps someone has been chosen but I would expect that I would meet them before we finalised all that.

"So we’re looking for someone different.”

Jenna bowed out of Doctor Who at the end of the ninth season last year.

Her departure was followed by news that show boss Steven Moffat has also decided to quit the show and will be replaced by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall in 2018.

Moffat’s final season will air in 2017, meaning that fans can only expect a Christmas special this year.