It’s official. Pearl Mackie will be the Doctor’s companion in the 10th series of Doctor Who and she will play a character called Bill.
Mackie will replace Jenna Coleman, who left the role of Clara Oswald last year.
She becomes the Doctor’s 41st companion and the 10th since the 2005 reboot.
Londoner Mackie, who graduated from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2010, is a relative newcomer with previous TV credits including Brit film Svengali and daytime Doctors.
She also appeared in a music video for pop band Years & Years alongside Ben “Q from the Bond films” Whishaw and rising star Tuppence Middleton.
Mackie is currently starring in the National Theatre’s production of The Curious Dog in the Night-Time, which runs until June.