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April 21st, 2016 29 comments

New Doctor Who companion to be revealed on Saturday 23 April

The new Doctor Who companion will be revealed exclusively on BBC One Match of the Day Live (MOTD Live) on Saturday 23 April, during half-time of the FA Cup semi-final between Everton and Manchester United.

The MOTD Live coverage will start on BBC One at 4.50pm with kick-off planned for 5.15pm. We’ll also post news on the new companion as it is revealed, so checkout the website and official Doctor Who Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts for more updates.


  • T4RD1S

    April 23rd, 2016 - 4:11pm

    I really hope it is Rakhee Thakrar because I think we should have more Asian and/or black people in Doctor Who as we don’t get enough.

  • McCoy8789

    April 23rd, 2016 - 11:15am

    Do you reckon, if it is a child (judging by the shoe size in the picture) that they could be linked with the new Class spin-off set at Coal Hill School!?

  • otto tune

    April 23rd, 2016 - 10:41am

    I hope it is Rakhee Thakrar. It would be nice to see a bit of diversity in the show and i do believeahe would make the very first companion
    who is of asian decent.

    • Tardis’nt

      April 23rd, 2016 - 5:51pm

      No, there was Chang Lee with the 8th Doctor.
      I really don’t like rakhee thakrar, so I hope it’s not her

  • Anonymous

    April 22nd, 2016 - 8:51pm

    It is definitely a girl


    April 22nd, 2016 - 8:36pm

    OMG!!!!! I just saw the advert for the new companion and its amazing!


    • Thewhoman

      April 23rd, 2016 - 5:37pm

      It’s not even out yet…

    • TARDIS H

      April 23rd, 2016 - 5:51pm

      But it was referencing a companion with the Doctor and someone running

      TARDIS H

  • DoctorOsgoodTARDIS

    April 22nd, 2016 - 8:34pm

    Based on the ident <(I think that's what they're called) that the official doctor who twitter page just shared, the new companion is female


      April 23rd, 2016 - 11:06am

      Peter Capaldi already said (or hinted) it was a female that has been cast, different from any other before, i think it is that woman from eastenders that all the papers are banging on about

  • the ergon

    April 22nd, 2016 - 11:46am

    The announcements around 6pm at half time. I,m hoping forhe 8th doctor stories or a full on alien companion rather like cerys from the 8th doctor stories or an older woman like evelyn smythe. Somebody of the doctors equal.

  • Oliver Smith

    April 22nd, 2016 - 4:47am

    Rakhee Thakrar.

    • TARDIS H

      April 22nd, 2016 - 4:19pm

      I bet it is her but she is like a zyborg

      TARDIS H


      April 23rd, 2016 - 11:08am

      Yeah I think it is her, because she ain’t denied it, so who knows

  • Anonymous

    April 21st, 2016 - 10:59pm

    This was meant ro be in response to a comment below.

  • Exterminator

    April 21st, 2016 - 10:15pm

    After the success of Catherine Tate as Donna, let’s have Mirranda Hart please. She’d be great with Peter Capaldi.

    • Anonymous

      April 21st, 2016 - 10:38pm

      Ohhhh YES! It would be SUCH FUN!

    • Exterminator

      April 21st, 2016 - 11:25pm

      She was brilliant in the BBC sci-fi sitcom Hyperdrive. This was before she was really famous, Nick Frost played the Captain of the ship and her character was in love with him.

    • 12th Doctor Fan

      April 21st, 2016 - 11:54pm

      Please no just no. Not her.

    • Anonymous

      April 22nd, 2016 - 7:16pm

      If they pick mirrada hart i’ll b switchin off!

  • Whovians R Us

    April 21st, 2016 - 8:17pm

    Hopefully it is a male companion

  • The super whovian

    April 21st, 2016 - 6:13pm

    According to Capaldi this companion “will be different” which I think is what this show needs

    • MrHaloWho

      April 22nd, 2016 - 7:14am

      This time, it will be written just like Amy, Clara and River, but with BLUE HAIR!!!!

      That’s what I’m expecting.


    • The super whovian

      April 22nd, 2016 - 5:27pm

      From the writers that brought you Amy “the girl who waited” and Clara “the impossible girl” comes a new companion “the girl with blue hair”

  • Anonymous

    April 21st, 2016 - 5:55pm

    Rakhee Thakrar

    • Anonymous

      April 21st, 2016 - 11:26pm

      No thanks

    • JMChurch25

      April 22nd, 2016 - 5:29pm

      No thank you


      April 23rd, 2016 - 11:09am

      I fear your right, but like the other two privous comments, No thanks XD


      April 23rd, 2016 - 11:09am

      Previous I meant Sorry