With Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill soon to bid farewell to the Tardis, Doctor Who star Matt Smith is setting a course for the future.
Currently filming with new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman – who will make her debut during the Christmas special – Smith says he’ll miss his former co-stars, but that he and Coleman aim to make the show even better.
“Of course we’ll miss Karen and Arthur, they’re great friends of mine and I miss them terribly, but Jenna’s doing a wonderful job, she’s a wonderful actress – very dedicated,” said Smith.
“I think [showrunner] Steven [Moffat] is writing her in a very interesting way – a different way to Amy Pond – but we’re very excited and we’re planning to make the show with her bigger and better than ever and just keep moving forward,” he told SFX.
The new series of Doctor Who starts in the autumn, with Gillan and Darvill’s Amy Pond and Rory Williams set to exit in episode five following a meeting with the deadly Weeping Angels.