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'Doctor Who': Samuel Anderson Unveiled As New Character, Teacher Danny Pink

24/02/2014 13:21 GMT | Updated 24/02/2014 13:59 GMT

Former 'Emmerdale' star Samuel Anderson is joining 'Doctor Who', the BBC has announced.

Old school fans of the sci-fi show are in for a treat with the Time Lord heading back to one of his old haunts in the new series.

Samuel is joining the show as Danny Pink - a teacher at Coal Hill School, which featured heavily in the original series.

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The very first episode revolved around two of its teachers discovering one of their pupils, Susan, was actually the Doctor's grand-daughter and joining them on their adventures.

Viewers will also see Jenna Coleman, who plays Clara in the show alongside Peter Capaldi's Time Lord, working at the school.

Show supremo Steven Moffat said: "For the fourth time in Doctor Who history, Coal Hill School is coming to the aid of the Tardis.

In 1963 teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright accompanied the first Doctor. These days it's the turn of Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald.

"And very soon now, Sam Anderson as Danny Pink will be entering the world of the Doctor. But how and why? Answers are coming later this year in Peter Capaldi's first series of Doctor Who."

Samuel said: "I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started.

"It's a quintessential part of British culture and I can't believe I'm part of it. It's an honour to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can't wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo".

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