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Amy drops out of Doctor Who

Viewers will see Karen Gillan leave Doctor Who in "flames of blazing glory" tonight.

The actress, who plays Amy Pond, and her on-screen husband, Rory, played by Arthur Darvill, both pictured, are leaving the show after a two-and-a-half year stint.

They will be seen in a romantic clinch before leaping from a Manhattan rooftop in tonight's BBC1 episode.


"All I wanted was for her to go out in flames of blazing glory and she definitely does that. I couldn't have wished for a better way to go," Gillan said.

Gillan, who was "emotional for about two weeks" after filming finished, said she passed on a few tips to replacement Jenna-Louise Coleman.

"I felt wise and mature, which has never happened to me before," she said.

She went with her "gut instinct" to leave the show, adding: "My mum was devastated."

The star said she pinched binoculars from the Tardis as a memento.