Rakhee Thakrar “hotly tipped” to become the next Doctor Who companion

While Doctor Who has found its next showrunner, the search for the Doctor’s next companion continues, with former-Eastenders star Rakhee Thakrar emerging as an early frontrunner.

RadioTimes reported earlier today that Thakrar is on a shortlist of actresses being considered to fill the absence left by the departure of Clara (Jenna Coleman) at the end of the most-recent series.

The next two years are set to bring big change for BBC’s science fiction series Doctor Who with showrunner Steven Moffat handing the reigns over to Chris Chibnall in 2018.

It’s not yet known whether Peter Capaldi will depart with Moffat or continue playing the role of The Doctor into the Chibnall era.

Doctor Who will return in 2017 for its 10th season.