Pearl Mackie Named as New Doctor Who Companion

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Actress Pearl Mackie has been officially announced as the next companion to join Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor on long running BBC science fiction Doctor Who.

The announcement was made live during the FA Cup semi-final on Match of the Day Live on BBC One.

Mackie, whos character is known only as Bill, follows on from Jenna Coleman who had been companion to both Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi.

The actress, who is currently playing in two productions at the Gielgud Theatre, will make her debut  in Season 10 of the show which will begin filming next month to air in Spring 2017.

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