Whovians, we have a new companion! BBC One announced that Pearl Mackie will join Peter Capaldi for the next season of Doctor Who. This announcement was made in a video (above) during half time of the FA Cup semi-final match between Everton and Manchester United.

Mackie will play new character named "Bill" and replace Jenna Coleman's Clara who left last season.

Mackie had this to say about joining this iconic series "I'm incredibly excited to be joining the Doctor Who family," she said. "It's such an extraordinary British institution, I couldn't be prouder to call the Tardis my home." Read the full story here on the BBC.



Peter Capaldi said this about his new co-star: "It is a genuine delight to welcome Pearl Mackie to Doctor Who. A fine, fine actress with a wonderful zest and charm, she's a refreshing addition to the Tardis and will bring a universe of exciting new possibilities to The Doctor's adventures."

Doctor Who is scheduled to return for the annual Christmas episode on December 25th, 2016. The next full season of Doctor Who will begin in 2017.


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