Dr Who sidekick may be a Kiwi

Last updated 09:08 11/01/2009
IN THE RUNNING: Kiwi actress Gina Bellman is reportedly in the running for the role as Doctor Who's assistant.

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The latest Doctor Who, Matt Smith, will have a new assistant when he steps into the Tardis next year and she could very well have a Kiwi accent.

Rumours of who it will be began after the shock announcement that virtual unknown Matt, 26, will take over as Time Lord from David Tennant early in 2010.

Gina Bellman, 42, from New Zealand, who has appeared in Jekyll and Coupling, is a favourite for the coveted role.

Other names being tossed about include former EastEnders star Michelle Ryan and Carey Mulligan who played Sally Sparrow in a previous Doctor Who episode.

The BBC is likely to keep its choice of his helper as secret as the name of the new Time Lord.

Millions of people worldwide watch Doctor Who every week to get their dose of science fiction.


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