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BBC Confirms New Doctor Who Companion

The new Doctor Who companion Pearl Mackie and the current Doctor

What Do You Think of the New Doctor Who Companion?

Choosing a new Doctor Who companion has always been an interesting and very anticipated event, especially when a companion people have come to love (which, really, is almost all of them.) When Rose left, everybody though no one could replace her, but then Donna came along. The two of them (along with Amy and Clara, and, well, see what I mean?) make the fan-favorite companions, and it always seems like they will never be able to be replaced. And a couple of months ago, when it was announced that Clara would be leaving the show, the fans were left wondering – who is going to be the next Doctor Who companion, and is she going to be able to match the previous companions?

After months of speculation and being in the dark, we finally know – The BBC has announced that Pearl Mackie (Doctors) will be stepping into the TARDIS as the Doctor’s newest companion! I can see some great “Who’s on First?” style gags brewing with this Doctor / Companion combo.

Here’s the official press release from BBC America:

BBC AMERICA today announced Pearl Mackie will join the Doctor Who cast as The Doctor’s new companion. Pearl was exclusively revealed to audiences on BBC One during half time the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday 23rd August.

On joining the cast in her first major television role, Pearl 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! Shooting the trailer was absolutely mental, there were pyrotechnics and smoke and I met my first Dalek! I’m not sure it will ever become ‘the norm’ seeing crazy monsters on set, but I cannot wait to meet some more! The weirder the better, bring it on!”

Peter Capaldi said: “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.”

This year there will be no new Doctor Who episodes, except for the Christmas special, but the show will come back in 2017, with Peter Capaldi reprising his role as the Doctor with a brand new companion.

Tell us in the comments what you think about the new Doctor Who companion.

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