Verity Rushworth wants to be the next companion in 'Doctor Who'.

Verity Rushworth

Verity Rushworth

The 30-year-old actress is a big fan of the sci-fi series and is keen to follow in the footsteps of her friend and former 'Emmerdale' co-star Jenna Coleman - who is reportedly quitting the BBC One show - and join Peter Capaldi's Time Lord in the TARDIS.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the at the premiere of new musical 'Kinky Boots' at London's Adelphi Theatre, she said: "I'd love to be in 'Doctor Who', he's going to need a new companion soon, right?

"They obviously like the Northern girls so I'm putting myself forward for it. I watch 'Doctor Who', I have a friend in 'Doctor Who', Jenna was in 'Emmerdale' with me so I grew up with Jenna.

"Jenna can give me some tips for it and some wardrobe tips, she always looks gorgeous."

Verity - who left her role as Donna Dingle in 'Emmerdale' in 2014 after returning to the ITV soap for a second stint as the character - already has an idea of what her companion could be like and believes she could be a "kooky" friend to the Doctor.

She added: "I'm quite kooky so I think I could be quite kooky on the show and I could keep the Doctor on his toes. I'd also bring a bit of banter to the TARDIS which would be fun."

It was reported earlier this week Jenna had decided to quit playing Clara Oswald in order to take on the role of Queen Victoria when she ascended to the throne at the age of 18 in 1837 in upcoming ITV drama 'Victoria'. The BBC is yet to confirm her exit.

The new series of 'Doctor Who' begins with 'The Magician's Apprentice' this Saturday (19.09.15) on BBC One.