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Peter Capaldi, in costume as Dr. Who, and Pearl Mackie as new companion Bill Potts, promoting the new series 10 of Dr. Who on the Southbank. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 12th April 2017

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Peter Capaldi, in costume as Dr. Who, and Pearl Mackie as new companion Bill Potts, promoting the new series 10 of Dr. Who on the Southbank. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 12th April 2017

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'Doctor Who' Showrunner Steven Moffat Brushes Off Gay Assistant Backlash


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Doctor Who’ writer Steven Moffat has dismissed the controversy that greeted the recent news that the Timelord’s assistant will be a gay woman as “nonsense”, saying that the move was the “minimal level of representation” that TV should be making.

Cast newcomer Pearl Mackie, who is to play Bill Potts in the tenth series of the revived BBC sci-fi favourite later this month on April 15th, revealed earlier this week that her character will be the Doctor’s first openly gay companion.

However, addressing the backlash, the Guardian reports on Wednesday (April 5th) that he doesn’t understand “all the fuss” that was made after Mackie’s announcement.

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Pearl Mackie

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29th May, 1987

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