Doctor Who alumni have taken to twitter to welcome the new companion to the World of Doctor Who.
It was announced on Saturday that actress Pearl Mackie will join Peter Capaldi in the next series of Doctor Who, due to be screened in 2017.
Congratulations came from many past companions, in whose footsteps Mackie will follow.
The actress made her debut wearing a Prince T-Shirt, which many fans took to be a tribute to the artist who died last week. However Doctor Who brand manager, Edward Russell, confirmed that the sequence was filmed over a week ago and the costumn was just a weird coincidence.
Mackie is currenltly starring in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in London's West End
Congratulations also followed from Doctor Who actors Ingrid Oliver and Joivan Wade as well as casting director Andy Prior. Meanwhile comic book artist Blair Shedd was quick to capture the character of Bill.
Pearl Mackie looks amazing xxx wishing her joyous times— Louise Jameson (@Lou_Jameson) April 24, 2016
@Pearlie_mack a huge welcome to the wonderful world of who ! I call it the DW kiss !!xxxx— KatyManning Official (@ManningOfficial) April 24, 2016
@Pearlie_mack ✨💫🏃💨👾💥✨Have fun!! Xx— Freema Agyeman (@FreemaOfficial) April 24, 2016
So excited to see The Doctor has a new pal!!!!— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) April 24, 2016
@Pearlie_mack Yo! Congrats on the the role. Enjoy the ride.— Noel Clarke (@NoelClarke) April 24, 2016
The actress herself tweeted about her excitement at winning the role.
I'm so excited to be the next companion on Doctor Who! Can't wait to join the family! Thank you for all the lovely messages!— Pearl Mackie (@Pearlie_mack) April 23, 2016