Dr Who babe plans Highland retreat

Karen Gillan played the 11th doctor's sidekick Amy Pond (Picture by Alun Vega)

DOCTOR Who actress Karen Gillan has revealed she wants to settle down in a Highland hideaway.

The Inverness-born star, who plays sidekick Amy Pond in the hit BBC show, has set her heart in retiring to Drumnadrochit on the banks of Loch Ness.

She said: “I want to live in splendid isolation when I’m 40 and then come back to acting when I want.

“I will live in Drumnadrochit, which is the weirdest name evr but is the most beautiful place.”

Karen’s character, who was last seen getting marrie, will return to our screens in a festive edition of the time-travel fantasy programme.

She said: “Amy is in the Christmas Special with her husband, Rory. It’s a cameo appearance but we’re in there.

“It was really fun. We just came on set and ran around like we always do.”

A new series of Doctor Who is set to air in autumn 2012.