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Reports have it that Pearl Mackie has seen the last of the TARDIS and will be out after the Christmas episode. The new show running Chris Chibnall is said to want a complete fresh start.
Pearl, who plays Bill, is obviously disappointed. She played not only the first openly gay companion, but also only the second women of color to travel full time with the Doctor. “It’s important to say people are gay, people are black – there are also aliens in the world as well so watch out for them.” she told BBC news. She continued, “I remember watching TV as a young mixed race girl not seeing many people who looked like me, so I think being able to visually recognise yourself on screen is important.”

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