Amy and Rory to leave during the next series
The actors will be stepping down from their respective roles – Amy Pond and Rory Williams – in what showrunner Steven Moffat described as “a heartbreaking end” at the screening of the Christmas Special earlier tonight.
“The final days of the Ponds are coming,” he said. “I’m not telling you when or how.”
Matt Smith added: “We had the most incredible journey. We took over the show and we’ve really had to hold hands and help each other through. It’s very disappointing, but one has to remember that this show is about making changes and regeneration.”
As always, the Doctor will be meeting “a new friend” following their departure, and it is thought that the role of his new companion is still to be cast. Who would you like to see? The official site’s Twitter has said that they’ll be bringing us “more details” tomorrow.