After a very long wait to find out who will replace Dr. Who’s companion Clara, it was announced during a televised soccer match’s halftime. Pearl Mackie will play Bill alongside Peter Capaldi’s Doctor.
— Doctor Who BBCA (@DoctorWho_BBCA) April 23, 2016
Lots of fans are hypothesizing that the new character is named Bill for a specific reason:
Anyone else going to question if they've named the new companion Bill because everyone misses Billie Piper? pic.twitter.com/ucWrbfECtw
— Elle Grace (@ElleGrace_23) April 23, 2016
Pearl Mackie is quite an interesting person:
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) April 23, 2016
And fans seem to be pretty excited about the new companion so far.
Well, Pearl Mackie looks cool as fuck. Nice one.
— Rufus Hound (@RufusHound) April 23, 2016
— BBC Wales (@BBCWales) April 23, 2016
Should be an interesting ride! Welcome Pearl!