Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has vowed that she will not return to the show once she leaves.
Previous companions Rose Tyler, Martha Jones and Donna Noble have all made return appearances after their stints in the Tardis came to an end.
But Gillan, who has played Amy Pond for two years, has said that she will not be doing the same when the time comes for her to depart. She told The Brilliant Book Of Doctor Who 2012:
Death would be an option. I don’t want Amy to pop up again every so often, because for me it would take away from the big, emotional goodbye.
She continued: “Once she’s gone, she’s gone. I want people to remember the Amy Pond era as a good one.”
Gillan had previously admitted that she is uncertain of her future on the show: “I don’t really know what’s going on, to be honest… the time is going to come when Amy and Rory have to leave. It’s inevitable… I will welcome the new companion with open arms. But I don’t know what kind of companion he’d have next.”
This year, Amy Pond was revealed to be the mother of the mysterious River Song, played by Alex Kingston. At the end of the series she learned from her daughter that the Doctor was not dead after all.