For the first time since the news that Series 10 won’t air until 2017, Peter Capaldi has spoken a little bit at a RadioTimes Cover Party about exactly what Series 10 has in store. In regards to the new companion, Capaldi said “We’ve just had some brief talks about it, we haven’t actually chosen someone yet — that I know of. Perhaps someone has been chosen but I would expect that I would meet them before we finalised all that… So we’re looking for someone different”. It’s reported that Capaldi lingered on the word ‘different’ meaning that this word could have something exciting in store.
In regards to preparing personally for the role, Peter Capaldi said “You have to be fit to do Doctor Who and so I’ve just been getting myself ready and I’ll be getting into training to start the show. When we start, it’ll run for nine months and the most important thing is to be there and to be fit and be on top of everything”.