'Doctor Who' Star Karen Gillan 'Expects Tears' From Viewers When She Leaves The Show

Karen Gillan has warned Doctor Who fans they will be left sobbing when she bows out of the TV series.

The actress, who has played Amy Pond alongside Matt Smith as the doctor for the past two series of the show, is set to leave in the fifth episode of the current run.

She has already said her character and her husband Rory will bow out during an episode featuring the weeping angels, and thinks writer Steven Moffat has given Amy the dramatic send-off that she deserves.

She told The Sunday Mirror: "Steve has written such a fantastic ending. I expect tears,"

Adding a little detail about what fans can expect, the writer added: "We see the Doctor and his little Amelia Pond race through the streets of Manhattan to save Rory with help along the way as River Song charges back on to our screens, just in time to say goodbye."

But the Doctor won't be all alone in his Tardis for very long, as former Emmerdale actress Jenna-Louise Coleman has already be named as his feisty new assistant.

Karen is set for a glittering career after leaving the show, as she has already starred as 1960s model Jean Shrimpton and is already lined up to appear in horror flick Oculus.