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12th Doctor companion casting news - 8080569856
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History Boys actor, Samuel Anderson has been cast as a companion to join Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the eighth season of Doctor Who. He's playing Danny Pink, a teacher who works with Coleman's Clara Oswald, as a teacher at Coal Hill School. On the role, Anderson says

"I was so excited to join Doctor Who, I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started! It's a quintessential part of British culture and I can't believe I'm party of it. It's an honour to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can't wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo!"

What do you think? Will Danny be a potential love interest for Clara or just another traveler caught up in the Doctor's adventures?

sexism doctor who companion Steven Moffat - 8205064960
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BYU student Rebecca Moore broke down six and a half series of Doctor Who by companion to determine the level of it's sexism. Read a more thorough interpretation here.

12th Doctor companion casting news - 8188118016
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We learned earlier this year that Samuel Anderson will be joing Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi in the TARDIS as Danny Pink who teaches with Clara at Coal Hill School. Now, it appears that the Doctor will be joined by a student of the school as well played by Ellis George.

While little is known about her character, with two teachers, a student and The Doctor in the TARDIS, the 12th Doctor is looking more and more like the First.