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Spanish relocation for the Doctor and new companion

Published 25/07/2016

Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie taking a selfie in Valencia, where they are filming an episode of Doctor Who at the City of Arts and Science Museum
Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie taking a selfie in Valencia, where they are filming an episode of Doctor Who at the City of Arts and Science Museum

The Doctor is taking the Tardis to sunnier climes as filming on the new series of Doctor Who moves to Spain.

The BBC has released a photograph of stars Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie, in which Londoner Mackie's character is seen taking a selfie of herself and the Doctor.

The corporation said the two stars have travelled to Valencia to film the second episode of the new series of Doctor Who at the City of Arts and Science Museum.

Mackie will make her debut as the Doctor's new companion, known only as Bill, in series 10, which will be broadcast in 2017. Capaldi is starring in his third series as the Time Lord.

Meanwhile, fans on social media are speculating as to whether one of Doctor Who's most famous monsters will make an appearance in the spin-off show, Class.

Fady Elsayed, who will play one of the pupils in the series centring around the fictional Coal Hill School, which featured in the very first episode of Doctor Who, shared an image o f himself with a Weeping Angel on Twitter.

The terrifying creatures resembling stone statures were introduced in the 2007 episode Blink, during David Tennant's stint as the Doctor.

Elsayed accompanied the tweet with the words: "#DoctorWho #ClassDw".

Class is currently filming in Cardiff, where Doctor Who is shot.

Former Coronation Street star Katherine Kelly, lately seen in acclaimed series Happy Valley, has been cast as a teacher in Class.

The eight-part series will be available on BBC Three later this year.

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