New ‘Doctor Who’ companion’s Prince t-shirt was just ‘a weird coincidence’

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The Prince t-shirt worn by new Doctor Who companion Pearl Mackie in her introduction video wasn’t actually a planned tribute to the late musician.

It turns out that the ‘Friend from the Future’ minisode, which aired yesterday on BBC One, was in fact filmed over a week before the American singer died on 21 April.

The show’s brand manager Edward Russell tweeted today: “People asking about Bill’s ‘Prince’ T-shirt in Friend From The Future. It was shot 11 days ago. Just a very WEIRD coincidence”

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Mackie has hinted that her character Bill is “cool, strong, sharp, a little bit vulnerable with a bit of geekiness thrown in.”

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Season 10 is expected to begin filming next month and will air on BBC One in spring 2017.

> Here’s everything we know so far about Season 10.

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