The new companion has been announced…
Pearl Mackie has been named as the new Doctor Who Companion, Bill.
The BBC released the details in a specially shot trailer shown on BBC One this evening, and released on the official Facebook and Twitter pages.
The actress is currently starring in London’s West End, at the Gielgud Theatre, in a production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Mackie comes from Brixton in South London. She trained as an actor at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2010.
Since drama school she has worked across Theatre, Film, Television and Radio appearing at the RSC, The Park Theatre, The Finborough, for the BBC and on London’s West End.