Doctor Who companions Pearl Mackie and Freema Agyeman finally met thanks to a “timey-wimey” coincidence

Bill and Martha found themselves on the same plane home together

Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones and Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts in Doctor Who

Last month, RadioTimes.com was lucky enough to speak to two Doctor Who companions in one day and quickly realised that Freema Agyeman, who travelled with the Tenth Doctor as Martha Jones, and Pearl Mackie, who plays the departing Bill Potts, have never met.

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Well, until now.

You see, this week the universe intervened and, due to what Agyeman called a “timey-wimey” coincidence, decided to put them on the same plane together.

Agyeman had been coming back from the initial read-through for the conclusion to her latest sci-fi series Sense8 in Berlin and Mackie was returning from the German Comic Con, where she’d been meeting fans in her capacity as incumbent Doctor Who companion.

And as you would expect, the pair seem to have got on pretty well.

But what about Martha and Bill, fans asked – could the companions meet up on screen?

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Well both Agyeman and Mackie told us they’d “never say never” when it comes to a return to Doctor Who so perhaps – just like Freema and Pearl’s – Martha and Bill’s first meeting is just a matter of time…