“I ‘m a big sci-fi fan – I even went to a couple of Star Trek fan conventions. The Next Generation was my favourite show and I loved Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
“I grew up with Doctor Who when it starred Sylvester McCoy but I was more interested in Star Trek at the time.
“Now I can’t wait to go to a Doctor Who convention as a member of the cast.”
“The fans have been really, really encouraging. I’ve had some great letters saying that they’ll miss Rose but they’re looking forward to meeting Martha.
“It warms my heart to know that the fans are backing me.”The Sun
"What I do in my private life should reflect Doctor Who being a family show," she said. "But I don't live an outrageous lifestyle."
The actress who plays headstrong trainee doctor Martha Jones in the series says that her boyfriend of a year is 'a little overwhelmed' by the fevered interest in the show but says that she's found a way of keeping him happy.
"He's been on-set and gets excited about the monsters," she said.
Despite Freema's insistence that she'll be a clean-living star, the 27-year-old still manages to leave some aspects of her private life to the imagination.
When asked whether she'll be falling out of nightclubs without knickers on she replied: "Not nightclubs, no, but I couldn't possibly comment on the knickers!"What's on TV