Rumor of the Day: And Doctor Who's next companion is ...

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Dec 16, 2012

Rumors are rife right now that a certain blond British actress (NOT Billie Piper) is being tapped as the next Doctor Who companion—or, at the very least, making a return appearance. Need we say: ''Shhhhh, possible spoilers?''

Right. On with it now. You've been warned!

Evidence seems to be pouring in that the beautiful British actress (and former 10th Doctor David Tennant's ex) Sophia Myles may/could be the next lady to assume the role of Matt Smith's 11th Doctor's faithful companion.

Bleeding Cool has started to make the case that Myles, who once guest-starred on Who back in 2006 as Reinette, better known as Madame de Pompadour, in Steven Moffat's heartbreaking episode ''The Girl in the Fireplace,'' could be the ONE getting her very own TARDIS key after Amy and Rory's (Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill) upcoming departure from the show.

Below is what they've come up with:

Doctor Who is currently filming in spain. Sophia Myles was complaining on Twitter over the weekend about her luggage as she is also in Spain.

She was recently interviewed by Doctor Who Magazine star interviewer Benjamin Cook with no mention of when or in what context this interview will appear. The staff of Doctor Who Magazine do appear to know who the next companion will be but are keeping shtum.

Steven Moffat has been tweeting quite a lot to Sophia recently and heavily recommending that his followers follow her as well. They've been seeming quite pally of late.

Myles is scheduled to appear at the Doctor Who convention later this month. This would be the perfect time to announce her return to the show.

It's unlikely (but not 100 percent impossible) that Myles would be appearing in the currently filming Doctor Who western episode, but she could be in Spain for another story, since it's possible the cast and crew will be filming more than one episode on location.

And even if Sophia Myles is indeed back on Who either for another one-off or as the brand-new companion, it certainly doesn't mean she'd be back as Madame de Pompadour, since showrunner Steven Moffat said the new companion would be a "new friend." Don't you agree?

What do you think of this rumor? Likely or unlikely?

(Bleeding Cool via The Mary Sue)