The brand new Doctor Who companion has been announced and it’s former EastEnders star, Pearl Mackie.
The Doctor’s new sidekick was announced this evening during the FA Cup semi-final, Everton vs Manchester United match at 6:10pm.
Pearl Mackie will play the Doctor’s companion ‘Bill’, taking over from Jenna Coleman as ‘Clara Oswald’.
Peral is an actor and singer from Brixton, south London. She’s fairly new to TV but has done plenty of theatre work in the past.
She’ll make her first appearance in a full episode following on from the Christmas special, for series ten.
Watch the first glimpse of her in action below:
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Filming for the next series starts this year but will air in 2017.