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Dr Who faces vampire women… and a slew of complaints over kiss with Amy Pond

05 MAY 2010

In the forthcoming Doctor Who the Time Lord must do battle with fearsome vampire-like creatures with huge fangs (bottom picture).

And off screen he's in trouble too – in the form of a slew of complaints over the onscreen kiss with his glamorous assistant Amy Pond.

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Amy, played by Scottish actress Karen Gillan, makes a pass at the Doctor on the night before her wedding, telling him: "I've thought about who I want."

But the Time Lord - portrayed by Matt Smith – rejects her advances telling her: "I'm 907 years old!"

The reluctant kiss – on the Doctor's part anyway - didn't go down well with some viewers, who wrote in to complain and posted on messageboards.

One viewer wrote: "I wish to complain about the overtly sexual scene. This programme is designed as a family series, so showing Amy Pond trying to get the Doctor into bed was wholly inappropriate."

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Producers of the show have already faced criticism they've 'sexed up' the show by having Amy Pond starting out as a kissogram and putting her in miniscule skirts.

A BBC spokesman confirmed that they had received 43 complaints about the kiss but said: "Millions of Doctor Who fans watched and enjoyed last Saturday's episode, including the lighthearted and humorous scene in which Amy kissed the Doctor."

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