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    The New "Doctor Who" Companion Has Been Announced As Pearl Mackie

    It's Pearl Mackie!

    The Doctor's new companion for the next series of Doctor Who has been revealed as Pearl Mackie.

    Welcome aboard the TARDIS, @pearlie_mack! Exciting times ahead! #NewCompanion #DoctorWho

    A preview clip showed Peter Capaldi's Doctor explaining the threat the Daleks posed to a not-particularly-scared Mackie, whose character is called Bill.

    Introducing… The #NewCompanion!!! #DoctorWho

    Londoner Mackie replaces Jenna Coleman, whose character Clara Oswald was last seen leaving in a Tardis with Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams in 2015.

    Mackie, whose previous roles include in Doctors and can currently be seen in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at the National Theatre, was announced as the new companion during half-time of an FA Cup football match between Manchester United and Everton.

    watching football waiting for the new Doctor who Companion to be announced

    *turns on football* Told new Doctor Who companion. *turns off football*

    Doctor Who companion announcement current emotion:

    Doctor Who fans will have to be more patient, filming takes place this year but the next series isn't out in the UK until 2017.