Pearl Mackie Is The New Doctor Who Companion

Pearl Mackie has been announced as the Doctor’s new companion. She’ll be playing a very inquisitive character called Bill.

The announcement was made during the half time break in the FA Cup semi-final clash between Manchester United and Everton.

The actor and singer from Brixton, south London, is fairly new to TV, but has done plenty of theatre work and is currently appearing in the acclaimed National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Fans of daytime soap Doctors (how fitting…) will remember her from this role.

Mackie will begin her stint working alongside Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor after this year’s Christmas special.

Series 10 is expected to begin filming next month and looks likely to air Spring 2017.