During the half-time break of the FA Cup Semi Final tonight, for some reason, the BBC announced the identity of the new Doctor Who Companion in this video:
Relatively unknown actress Pearl Mackie plays “Bill” – and that’s all we know for now. She appears to be from “the present day” and is probably from London. She asks a lot of questions, has a lot of energy and looks to be a lot of fun!
Pearl is best-known for her theatre work and is currently starring in the stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. She’s also appeared on TV in the daytime soap “Doctors” and on film in John Hardwicke’s “Svengali” with Martin Freeman.
Now all we have to do is wait until the new series – Steven Moffat’s last -hits our screens. It’s unlikely to happen before Christmas as shooting only begins at the end of this month. But, when it does come back, I wonder what story we’ll get to introduce us to our new friend?! Will that be the Christmas special? Surely it must be?
Welcome aboard, Pearl Mackie!