Yesterday, Jenna-Louise Coleman - who plays current Doctor Who companion Clara Oswald - was presented to Her Majesty the Queen when the major new extension of the BBC’s Broadcasting House was officially opened, read on for further details:
The Queen, who previously re-opened the refurbished old Broadcasting House in April 2006, toured the new building including the BBC Newsroom at the heart of the complex. The director of Television, Danny Cohen, introduced the Queen to a selection of BBC presenters including Sir Bruce Forsyth and David Dimbleby. Jenna Coleman, who returns as Clara in the Doctor Who anniversary special in November, had the honour of meeting the Queen, appropriately enough by the Tardis!
The Queen first toured the old Broadcasting House in 1939 while still Princess Elizabeth, with King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, and a highlight of her latest visit was her unveiling of a contemporary commemorative plaque embedded with the iconic image of the early BBC microphone.
In other news: Jenna-Louise Coleman has decided to shorten her working name to Jenna Coleman; the latter of which she will be credited as from Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special onwards, the special is due for broadcast later this year on BBC One and BBC One HD.