Official: Gillan & Darvill leaving Doctor Who

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Breaking news from the press screening of The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe.

It’s now official, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill are set to leave Doctor Who in Series 7.

BBC Entertainment news reporter, Lizo Mzimba tweeted: “Amy and Rory will leave ‘heartbreakingly’ during next series and The Doctor will get a new companion.”

“Steven Moffat says plenty of Amy and Rory in next series, but they will leave ‘heartbreakingly’. New companion not yet cast”

The official Doctor Who twitter account has also confirmed the news: “Steven Moffat announces ‘The final days of the Ponds are coming during the next series. Then the Doctor will meet a new friend.'”

Moffat added: “I am not going to tell you about he, she or it.”

And: “River Song WILL return too.”

An full announcement is expected Friday.