Claire King wants to be Doctor Who companion
24 December 2017 - 8:00 AM

Claire King wants to be Doctor Who companion

Claire King wants to be the new companion in "Doctor Who".

The 54-year-old actress has worked on numerous soaps over the years but has admitted she'd love nothing more than to be cast as the time-travelling alien's sidekick - which will be played by Bradley Walsh when the new series starts in 2018 - and wouldn't even hesitate if she was approached.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Oh definitely, I would like to do that."

And the former "Coronation Street" star has even joked that she'd be great at playing the Time Lord but she wants to give Jodie Whittaker - who will take over from Peter Capaldi in tomorrow night's (25.12.17) festive episode - a go.

She quipped: "No I'll give her a bit of a go. Something like that would be great because I like doing my little films as well - it just keeps you fresh as there's a beginning, middle and end. It's not ongoing so I find that more interesting and the diversity of it, so drama, film, whatever really."

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Jodie found out she had secured the role of the Doctor in March after fighting off stiff competition and knew instantly that she only had a matter of hours before her life was about to change forever.

She said at the time: "The morning of the reveal. I was just walking about my street, thinking, "Oh, this is so weird. Right now, I'm completely anonymous. I've got four hours" time." "

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And it's hardly surprising that Jodie, 35, is nervous ahead of her debut as she's made history by becoming the first ever female to play the Time Lord.

She said: "I'm playing an alien and gender is not a part of that. A moment like this, of being the first woman cast as something, it makes you really think about your sex, whereas actually what you want to do is play a part where your gender is irrelevant.

"I'm a woman, I don't need to play that. And for me, this was the most freeing experience because there's no right or wrong way to do it. The rules went out the window."

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