TV lord Ncuti Gatwa next looked flamboyant as he puffed up his chest in a black ensemble as he arrived at the BAFTA TV Awards on Sunday, hours after it was announced he would take over. this role from Jodie Whittaker
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New Doctor Who Ncuti Gatwa has hit the BAFTAs red carpet, hours after it was announced that he would be replacing Jodie Whittaker to play the lord of time.
The Sex Education star, 29, known for playing the fan-favorite Eric, went up to BBC writer Russell T Davies, and wasn’t afraid to make a statement in an all-color ensemble. Black, has a cutout that makes his muscular physique.
The actor’s turn-around outfit is complete with black trousers with long black trim and sandals – suitable for the hot weather in the capital.
Speaking on the red carpet of the BAFTA TV Awards, Ncuti Gatwa told the PA news agency that he could “breath one last breath” following the announcement, after being secretly cast a few months ago.
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He said, “I feel really happy that I can talk about it now because I got the role in February and I have kept it a secret ever since.
“So it’s nice to finally breathe a sigh of relief. But it’s also really nerve-wracking. It’s an incredibly iconic role and an incredibly iconic show. I just hope I get to do it once.” I’m following a very, very big step so I just hope that I fill them up”.
Speaking of how Doctor Who relates to diversity, he added: “He’s a Time Lord. He’s literally an alien – ‘they’ are an alien.
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“And so they can reincarnate into anything and anyone. And for me, I just see the show as the most beautiful form of escapism. You can forget all your worldly troubles. You and yourself can go into space and fight aliens.
“I feel like anyone can put themselves in those shoes. Doctors don’t come from anywhere. They don’t fit anywhere and I think that for disadvantaged people, they are a faith. It’s a real sign of feeling being seen the way. They’re the ones who can help people escape, which I love.”
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When asked what he would bring to the role, Ncuti, who will be hitting the gong tonight for Best Comedy Performance on Sex Education, said: “I don’t know… awesome!”
Fans have gone wild at the news that the Rwandan-Scotland performer will be playing the lord for the 14th time.
Although Ncuti has never openly discussed his sexuality, in an interview with Attitude magazine, he said “nobody has to be ashamed of it”.
One person wrote on Twitter: “Ncuti is the first weirdo to play the Doctor. He is also the first actor born outside of this country to play the Doctor. This is such an inspiring choice, I’ve never been so excited for a Doctor’s original announcement! ”
Another said: “Great choice. He will be great. Really excited to see him as #TheDoctor. “
A third person wrote: “A great enough female #DoctorWho… feels progressive and ahead of time. But now, a black LGBTQ+ doctor? Finally, why is it taking so long? ”
One fan said they’re glad another Scottish actor has been cast in the role after Sylvester McCoy, David Tennant and Peter Capaldi.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/baftas-2022-new-doctor-who-26906319 BAFTAs 2022: New doctor Ncuti Gatwa tops off in quirky red carpet outfits