The Doctor Gets New Help
♦Announced at half time during the FA Cup semi Final between Manchester United and Everton, Doctor Who has a new assistant in the shape of Pearl White, according to our friends at Yahoo News!…
Former Doctors actress Pearl Mackie is the new Doctor Who companion. Pearl will star alongside Peter Capaldi in the long-running BBC One drama, taking on the part of Bill. The news was announced at half time during the FA Cup semi-final between victors Manchester United and unlucky Everton. Talking about her new role, she said: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining the Doctor Who family. It’s such an extraordinary British institution, I couldn’t be prouder to call the Tardis my home.”
Pearl praised her co-star. “Peter Capaldi is such a brilliant actor, and his Doctor is such a wacky and wonderful character, I can’t wait to see what adventures are in store for him and Bill throughout time and space.”
Here is the video announcement that ran tonight.