Rumour: Pearl to leave alongside Peter at Xmas?

April 2nd, 2017
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

Pearl Mackie will be leaving Doctor Who after just one series, according to a new rumour.

Although her character, Bill Potts, has yet to officially appear on screen (last year’s Friend from the Future scene notwithstanding…), everybody’s favourite – *ahem* – tabloid has claimed that the Twelfth Doctor’s incoming companion will be vacating the TARDIS with him when he departs in this year’s Christmas Special. Their respective exits will give new showrunner Chris Chibnall the chance to start from scratch when he takes over for Series 11.

So, while it seems nonsensical to be discussing Pearl’s exit before she has even started, we thought it was worth reporting nonetheless. Let us know your thoughts in the comments…

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5 comments on this article
  1. JC
    April 3rd, 2017 at 8.26am | #1

    If true, which is debatable, she won’t be the first.

    Although Rose Tyler stayed for two series and Amy Pond and Clara Oswald stayed for two and a half series (Not counting special guest appearances before/after), Martha Jones and Donna Noble were only companions for a single series.

    Still, perhaps the rumour simply comes from the same source that we’ve all been speculating about, the “even if it kills me” line in the trailer.

  2. JoshRrr
    April 3rd, 2017 at 6.44pm | #2

    I love the idea of the new run on Doctor Who starting from scratch, new Doctor, companion, Head of show but we haven’t even seen her in proper action yet, maybe we’l come to enjoy her and hope she doesn’t leave.
    However, i’m all for kicking off Nardole! I really hope he doesn’t get counted as a companion!

  3. Steve
    April 5th, 2017 at 9.03am | #3

    @JC Er… that’s not quite right – Martha appeared in season 4 and travelled with Donna and the Doctor. And Donna appeared in season 2. at the Christmas special.

  4. Steve
    April 5th, 2017 at 9.05am | #4

    @JoshRrr To late mate. he is a companion!

  5. JC
    April 6th, 2017 at 9.57am | #5


    I know that, but I meant full-time, spotlighted Companion with their own series.

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