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3/20/2012 05:44:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Matt Smith as The DoctorThe BBC are to announce the new co-star to join Matt Smith headlining Doctor Who tomorrow at a press conference.

Lead writer Steven Moffat first indicated that a new companion / assistant / sidekick / talking cabbage (delete as applicable) would feature in the new series back at the Q&A session for the BFI preview of The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe, when he said:
The final days of the Ponds are coming. It's during the next series – I'm not telling you when and I'm certainly not telling you how - but that story is going to come to a heartbreaking end. We have only so many more adventures with the lovely Amy and the lovely Rory. So that story, next series, during the series, will be over.

And then, the Doctor is going to meet a new friend. And I'm not going to tell you anything about he, she or it.

This evening Steven Moffat has told reporters he got who he "wanted" to play Doctor's new companion but stayed tight-lipped about their identity. Speaking backstage at the Royal Television Society Awards in central London, he said
You're going to get the new companion tomorrow so you've got that. I'm not going to blow the gaff on that the night before.
The announcement will also be made online via the BBC's official Doctor Who Twitter feed.

(with thanks to Edward Russell)