Doctor Who: Karen Gillan wants Amy Pond to die

Karen Gillan wants her Doctor Who character Amy Pond to die.

The 23-year-old beauty – who has starred as the Time Lord’s assistant alongside Matt Smith since 2010 – would prefer her alter-ego to pass away in the BBC One sci-fi show rather than become a recurring character and appear “every so often”.

She said: “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.”

The flame-haired actress admitted the next Doctor Who series could be the last one for Amy – and she wants her alter-ego’s stint in the show to be remembered as a “good one”.

She added in Doctor Who: Brilliant Book: “Once she’s gone, she’s gone. I want people to remember the Amy Pond era as a good one.”

Karen admitted she has changed her views on how to approach motherhood after playing the mum-of-one, who gave birth to daughter Melody in the second series before the tot was later revealed to be River Song (Alex Kingston).

She explained: “I’ve always said, ‘I’m going to be a cool mum. I’m going to let them do their own thing.’

“But as I get older and as I pretend to be a mother in Doctor Who, I realise that I am actually quite strict. I will be a lot more overprotective than I thought I’d be.”