Doctor Who star Pearl Mackie comes out as bisexual in powerful Pride post  

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Doctor Who star Pearl Mackie comes out as bisexual in powerful Pride post  

'Proud to be bisexual. Proud to be Black': Doctor Who star Pearl Mackie comes out in a powerful Pride postThe actress, 33, made histor

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‘Proud to be bisexual. Proud to be Black’: Doctor Who star Pearl Mackie comes out in a powerful Pride post

  • The actress, 33, made history when she played Bill Potts in the BBC show – the first ever female LGBTQ+ Doctor Who companion – alongside Peter Capaldi
  • Back in 2017, Pearl confirmed she would not be returning to join Jodie Whittaker’s female Thirteenth Doctor in series 11
  • The star was Peter’s companion in his final series, which ended with the character travelling around galaxies with her girlfriend Heather 

Doctor Who star Pearl Mackie has come out as bisexual in a powerful social media post to celebrate Pride. 

The actress, 33, declared she is ‘proud to be bisexual and proud to be black’ as she held a rainbow cushion in a montage of photos posted to her Instagram on Monday.  

Pearl made history when she played Bill Potts in the BBC show – the first ever female LGBTQ+ Doctor Who companion – alongside Peter Capaldi.    

Opening up: Doctor Who star Pearl Mackie has come out as bisexual in a powerful social media post to celebrate Pride

Opening up: Doctor Who star Pearl Mackie has come out as bisexual in a powerful social media post to celebrate Pride 

Pearl wrote: ‘Proud to be bisexual. Proud to be Black. Proud of all my LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters and everyone in between.

‘We matter. You matter. Big love and nuff respect. Happy Pride everyone!’ (sic).   

Made In Chelsea’s Ollie Locke commented: ‘I love you darling girl!! Forever and always proud of you Xx’.

Proud: The actress, 33, declared she is'proud to be bisexual and proud to be black' as she held a rainbow cushion in a montage of photos posted to her Instagram on Monday

Proud: The actress, 33, declared she is ‘proud to be bisexual and proud to be black’ as she held a rainbow cushion in a montage of photos posted to her Instagram on Monday

Iconic: Pearl made history when she played Bill Potts in the BBC show - the first ever female LGBTQ+ Doctor Who companion - alongside Peter Capaldi (pictured in 2017)

Iconic: Pearl made history when she played Bill Potts in the BBC show – the first ever female LGBTQ+ Doctor Who companion – alongside Peter Capaldi (pictured in 2017) 

Another added: ‘I’ll never forget confiding in you and thanking you for representing bill in doctor who and making queer women feel heard. 

‘You are an amazing role model, from one bi woman to another.’ 

Model Shanina Shaik typed: ‘go girl!’

Back in 2017, Pearl confirmed she would not be returning to join Jodie Whittaker’s female Thirteenth Doctor in series 11.

The actress was Peter’s companion in his final series, which ended with the character travelling around galaxies with her girlfriend Heather. 

'Current mood': Pearl also shared a video on her stories of Pose star Billy Porter

‘Current mood’: Pearl also shared a video on her stories of Pose star Billy Porter

‘It’s been such an amazing journey. It’s such an incredible show and it’s so well loved,’ Mackie said at the time, adding however, she would ‘never say never’ to a future appearance.

She told the Radio Times: ‘I think I need more time, to be honest. I still feel quite close to Bill. I need to miss her before I want to play her again, you know?

‘I think I need to [do that] and find a way to add to her story before wanting to go back and play her again.’

Role: Back in 2017, Pearl confirmed she would not be returning to join Jodie Whittaker’s female Thirteenth Doctor in series 11

Role: Back in 2017, Pearl confirmed she would not be returning to join Jodie Whittaker’s female Thirteenth Doctor in series 11

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