It has been announced tonight, at the Doctor Who ‘The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe’ press release, that Amy and Rory Pond will depart in Series 7, and will be replaced by a new companion to adventure alongside Matt Smith’s incarnation of The Doctor.
Doctor Who Magazine’s confirmed the entrance of a new companion in Series 7 earlier this year.
The news broke first through Lizo Mzimba’s Twitter feed (on the ball as always, Lizo!), as he said…
@lizo_mzimba – Lizo MzimbaWhich was then confirmed by the official BBC Doctor Who tweet…
Doctor Who announcement - Amy and Rory will leave 'heartbreakingly' during next series and The Doctor will get a new companion
@bbcdoctorwho – Doctor Who OfficialFollowed by Digital Spy soon after…
Steven Moffat announces "The final days of the Ponds are coming during the next series. Then the Doctor will meet a new friend"
@digitalspy – Digital Spy
#doctorwho news: Rory and Amy leaving mid next series after "heartbreaking end". New companion then introduced, but not yet cast.
We’re also promised that further details of the upcoming companion will be revealed soon!
> DWF – ‘Confirmed: New Companion for Series 7’
Doctor Who ‘The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe’ will broadcast Xmas Day - BBC One/HD at 7PM(UK), and the same day on BBC America at 9/8c (US) and Space (Canada), and UKTV (Australia) on 26th Dec.
What are your thoughts on this news? Are you looking forward to Xmas 2011?