New Companion Announced
The BBC earlier today announced that former Coronation Street star Millie Gibson (Kelly Neelan) has been announced as the new Doctor Who companion.
Gibson will appear alongside forthcoming 15th Doctor Ncuti Gatwa as companion Ruby Sunday.
The actress received the Best Young Performer Award at The British Soap Awards earlier this year for her role as Kelly Neelan. Other roles have included ITV's Butterfly, BBC's Love, Lies and Records, and CBBC series Jamie Johnson.
Speaking about getting the role, Millie said, "Whilst still being in total disbelief, I am beyond honoured to be cast as the Doctor’s companion. It is a gift of a role, and a dream come true, and I will do everything to try and fill the boots the fellow companions have travelled in before me. And what better way to do that than being by the fabulous Ncuti Gatwa’s side, I just can’t wait to get started.