The wait to meet the Doctor's new companion is almost over. The BBC has announced that Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat will hold a press conference tomorrow to introduce the person who will be taking Amy and Rory's place after their exit from the show.
Mark Jeffers of the Daily Mirror says he heard from a source at the BBC that the new companion will be female, and will be "pretty" but "not a household name."
If that's true, it rules out rumored new companion Miranda Hart, whose starring role in the popular BBC comedy series Miranda qualifies her as a "household name" but leaves previous Doctor Who guest star Sophia Myles (Underworld) in the running.
Bleeding Cool reports that the latest hot rumors point to Aisling Loftus, who is currently appearing in Death of a Superhero with Andy Serkis.
Although the next series of Doctor Who won't air until the fall, the early announcement seems to have come about because the new companion is about to appear on set, and the information would get out one way or another.