Samuel Anderson, prepare to meet the Doctor! Anderson will recur as Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where the Doctor's companion, Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), also teaches.
"I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started! It's a quintessential part of British culture and I can't believe I'm part of it," Anderson said in a statement. "It's an honor to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can't wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo!"