Tomorrow Steven Moffat will hold a press conference to announce the new “Doctor Who” companion. And right now the smart is on relative unknown Aisling Loftus (above). Her highest profile role to date was as “Arrietty Clock” in recent BBC adaptation of the classic children’s book “The Borrowers” which aired in late 2011. And she certainly fits Daily Mail writer’s tweet:
BBC source has confirmed to me they will unveil new Doctor Who assistant tmrow. She is “pretty” but “not household name”.
But Loftus is not the only name being foisted. Rumors continue that comedian Miranda Hart may have role in the upcoming series, possibly as a companion. While others still cling to the notion that Sophia Myles will return in her role as Madame Pompadour. Now as a full time companion. There is a lot of evidence mounting up that she will play a role in the new series. Our pals at Bleeding Cool have a nice rundown of that here. But like them we’re highly skeptical of this.
Who would you like to be the Doctor’s next Tardis teammate? Share your thoughts in the comment section. And, don’t worry, we’ll be here tomorrow with the news and our assessment as soon as it breaks. In fact, we may be back before then, if any little birds whisper in our ears.