We heard that the new companion, Rose Tyler had been cast, but it now appears that one of the UK papers that was prepared to run the story (about a joint press call) got it wrong, and they're still involved in the initial casting process. We'll let you know as soon as we do (with all the news flying the past few days, it's almost impossible to keep it all sorted!) One thing we do know: earlier reports that there was a planned press call after the actual date the news was announced, or that there was a separate photo call, or that the two actors were supposed to be announced together... are all incorrect.
The press news is slowing down (thankfully!) The Cuttings Archive (whose editor, Roger Anderson, is working almost as hard as we are... almost!) has the most recent press clippings available for download online, including an article in the "Newsbites" section of Ariel, the BBC's in-house newspaper. Meanwhile, we've updated the list of websites carrying the Eccleston announcement below. This should bring us to the tail end of the main new series news stories from the past week.