The new for companion Doctor Who is revealed.
Freema Agyeman will play the Doctor’s latest companion, Martha Jones.
Doctor Who fans have already met Agyeman as Adeola in episode 12 of series 2 of the new Doctor Who.
Freema will be playing a brand new character in series three.
Executive producer/writer Russell T Davies says: “The search for a new companion had been underway for some time when I first saw Freema Agyeman, she had come in to audition for the part of Adeola in series two.
“Watching her during filming confirmed what an exciting new talent she was, so under cover of darkness we called her back in to audition with David for the role of the new companion.
“It was an immediate and sensational combination, and her range, presence and charm blew us all away.
“David and Freema are terrific together, and we’re delighted to have chosen her to join the Doctor for more adventures in time and space.
“Martha won’t be featured in this year’s Christmas special; we’ve got another surprise in store for that.”
“Billie rightfully built up an amazing fan base and she will be missed, but I hope the fans are willing to go on new adventures with me.
“It still hasn’t quite sunk in, I’m sure it will slam home first day on set when I’m stood gazing at David Tennant!”
Freema Agyeman is 27 years old and was born and brought up in London.
Freema Agyeman’s previous TV work includes The Bill, Silent Witness, Casulty, Holby City and Crossroads.
A new 13-part adventure and Christmas special begins filming in Cardiff in the summer for transmission on BBC ONE