New Doctor Who companion is former Emmerdale actress, Jenna-Louise Coleman!

As we reported yesterday, the BBC have been keeping Doctor Who fans waiting to find out who his next companion will be, and today, they’ve announced that it will be former Emmerdale star, Jenna-Louise Coleman.

In Emmerdale, Jenna played the role of Jasmine Thomas, the niece of Vicar Ashley (John Middleton).

One of her storylines on the long running rural soap was that she was confused about her sexuality and embarked on lesbian relationship with Debbie Dingle (Charley Webb). The pair also helped cover up the murder of evil copper Shane Doyle (Paul McEwan).

However, eventually, Debbie was held in remand over the killing, and during her trial, Jasmine ran into court and confessed that she’d murdered Shane after he tried to rape her.

We last saw Jasmine when Debbie visited her in prison in March 2009, but Debbie was to leave the prison broken hearted when Jasmine told her she didn’t want her to come and visit any more…

Since then, Jenna has starred in Waterloo Road and appeared in panto in Nottingham. In 2010, it was announced Jenna would join the cast of BBC4’s television adaptation of the John Braine’s novel, Room at the Top, playing the the role of Susan Brown.

Last year, she made her big screen debut in Captain America: The First Avenger, will also be seen later this month as Annie Desmon’ in Julian Fellowes new four part mini-series, Titanic.

Here’s a reminder of Jasmine and Debbie’s involvement in killing Shane…

Do you think bosses have made the right choice? Do you think Jenna -Louise will be a good replacement for Karen Gillan? Leave your comments below…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.