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.
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.
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.
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.