Nicole • October 13, 2012

Doctor Who star Matt Smith has admitted his sexy new co-star Jenna-Louise Coleman has reinvented the show because the character was becoming “a grandad”.

The actor, 29, dubbed Jenna “smokin” and said she was going to make a big impression when she joined the show in the Christmas special.

Matt said: “Jenna is pretty smoking. She is doing really great, coming into something so big she has done so well. I think people are going to really like her. She works incredibly hard and is incredibly detailed. She is a joy and I lucked out again. I look back to my first day and I was like a rabbit in a headlights. She is much more assured than me. But I have tried to help her into the process of making the show. It is a big lifestyle change. She will be a fantastic companion.”

Asked how the dynamic would change having one companion again, instead of Amy Pond and Rory who died in the last episode, he said: “I was thinking about it the other day and Rory used to take care of Amy quite a lot, so the Doctor became a weird old grandfather. He was ostracised in some way. So it is nice having a different dynamic. That is what is exciting about the show, you kind of get a first episode again. I think all these stories come to the end of their cycle. The Ponds had a wonderful time.”