Doctor Who Is In ‘Safe Hands’ With Peter Capaldi, Says Karen Gillan

Former TARDIS assistant admits she’s “excited” for new season

'Doctor Who' is "in safe hands" with Peter Capaldi at the helm, according to the Doctor's former assistant, Karen Gillan.

Gillan played Amy Pond on the BBC behemoth under the guidance of Matt Smith's 11th Doctor between 2010 and 2012, and the Scottish thespian believes that the next tenure of the show will continue to excel despite the changeover.

According to IGN, Gillan proclaimed, "I'm so excited," when asked about the upcoming new season of the show at the Television Critics Association, where she was performing press duties for her new sitcom, 'Selfie,' before she then added, "It's in safe hands."

Gillan then recalled that she was actually in the room when Capaldi officially inherited the role from Smith, as she was involved in the English actor's final ever scene as the Doctor.

"I was actually there when Peter Capaldi walked onto the set for the first time and it was one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Literally it was one in one out. Matt Smith left the studio and then Peter Capaldi, the new Doctor, walked in. I was there for both of them and I was like, 'Whoa, it really is that fast of a changeover'," she explained.

Gillan also insisted that she was ecstatic with how her character exited the series. She believes that it was a perfect mixture of the "dramatic" and the "emotional" before adding that it was "all of the things that [she'd] hoped it would be."

The 26-year-old is currently on the brink of blossoming into a bona-fide member of the Hollywood elite. Not only does she have her own US sitcom, but she can also be seen in hugely anticipated Marvel blockbuster 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' when it is released next month too.

It's nice to know that she still has a place in her heart for the raggedy man in the blue box though.

Gregory Wakeman is a Doctor Who buff whose favourite incarnation of the character is Christopher Eccleston's 9th Time Lord. Only because he's northern.

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