Siesta time for the Doctor and his new companion in Valencia


The Doctor is heading for sunnier climes as filming on the new series of Doctor Who moves to Spain.

The BBC has released a photograph of Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie, in which Londoner Pearl is seen taking a selfie of herself and Peter.

The corporation said the two stars have travelled to Valencia to film episode two of Doctor Who at the City of Arts and Sciences Museum.

Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie (Ray Burmiston/BBC One)

Pearl will make her debut as Bill in series 10, which will be broadcast in 2017. Peter is starring in his third series as the Time Lord.

Meanwhile, fans on social media are speculating as to whether one of Doctor Who's most famous monsters will make an appearance in the spin-off show, Class.

Fady Elsayed, who will play one of the pupils in the series centring around Coal Hill School, shared an image of himself with a Weeping Angel on Twitter.

Screengrab of Fady Elsayed's tweet (Twitter)

The terrifying creatures resembling stone statures were introduced in the 2007 episode Blink, during David Tennant's stint as the Doctor.

Fady accompanied the tweet with the words: "#DoctorWho #ClassDw"

Class is currently filming in Cardiff, where Doctor Who is shot.

Katherine Kelly and Sarah Lancashire in Happy Valley

Former Coronation Street star Katherine Kelly, lately seen in acclaimed series Happy Valley, has been cast as a teacher in Class.

The eight-part series will be available on BBC Three later this year.