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New recurring character cast in Doctor Who

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Actor Samuel Anderson is set to join the cast of Doctor Who as a recurring character for the upcoming series.

Anderson will play Danny Pink, a teacher who will work at Coal Hill with Clara Oswold (played by Jenna Coleman), the Doctor's assistant.

Of course he will also star alongside the new incarnation of the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi. However, it's still not clear what sort of a part he will play in terms of adventures with the duo.

On winning the part, Anderson said: "I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started.

"It's a quintessential part of British culture and I can't believe I'm part of it. It's an honour to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can't wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo!"

As always, writer and producer Steven Moffat had something rather cryptic to say on the matter: "For the fourth time in Doctor Who history, Coal Hill School is coming to the aid of the TARDIS. In 1963 teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright accompanied the First Doctor. These days it's the turn of Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald.

"And very soon now, Sam Anderson as Danny Pink will be entering the world of the Doctor. But how and why? Answers are coming later this year in Peter Capaldi's first series of Doctor Who!"

If you recognise Anderson that's probably because he's also been on other well-loved TV series such as Emmerdale, in which he played policeman Ross Kirk, he also appeared on Gavin & Stacey.

The next series of Doctor Who is set to air later on in the year

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