The Scottish-Rwandan actor said he was ‘extremely honored’ to be cast as the Lord of Time after rising to fame as Eric Effiong on Netflix’s comedy series Sex Education
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The BBC has announced Ncuti Gatwa will be the new Doctor to take over from Jodie Whittaker.
The Rwandan-Scotland actor – who is best known for playing Eric Effiong in the Netflix series Sex Education – will become the 14th Time Lord after Whittaker announced last July she would be leaving the role. symbolic.
“There are no words to describe how I feel,” the 29-year-old actor said in a statement.
“A mixture of great honor, joy and of course a little fear.
“This role and program means so much to so many people around the world, myself included, and each of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled the responsibility and privilege only that with the utmost care.
“I will do my best to do the same.
“Russell T Davies is almost as iconic as the Doctor himself and to be able to work with him is a dream come true. His writing is dynamic, exciting, extremely intelligent and full of danger.
“An actor’s metaphorical playground. The entire team was very welcoming and really gave their all for the show. And while it was difficult, I knew I was joining a truly supportive family. Unlike Doctor, I may only have one heart but I am giving it all to this program.”
Whittaker took over Tardis in 2017 as the first Female Doctor.
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Queer As Folk and It’s A Sin writer Russell T Davies will return as host after kicking off the show in 2009.
Davies, who was responsible for the Doctor Who revival in 2005, will return to celebrate the show’s 60th anniversary in 2023, the BBC previously said.
He said: “The future is here and it is Ncuti! Sometimes talent walks through the door and it’s so bright and bold and brilliant, I just stand back in awe and thank my lucky stars.
“Ncuti dazzled us, got hold of the Doctor and possessed those Tardis keys in seconds.
“It was an honor to work with him, and so much fun, I can’t wait to get started. I’m sure you’re wanting to know more, but we’re allocating ourselves at the moment, with Jodie’s great end yet to come.
“But I promise you, 2023 will be spectacular!”
The announcement was teased by Davies and Gatwa on Instagram, with a post featuring two heart emojis, a plus icon and a blue square.
A trailer for Jodie Whittaker’s farewell to Doctor Who was released last month, with some exciting content as fans count down to see a new face in the role.
Some fans have criticized the direction of the show in recent years, and many were disappointed when Hugh Grant confirmed he would not be reprising the role, despite the alleged negotiations.
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After The Legend of the Sea Devils, some old foes will return in the form of the Daleks and Cybermen, while the two classic Doctor Who companions – Tegan Jovanka as Janet Fielding and Sophie Aldred as Ace – are ready to go. ready their return.
Doctor The Master’s arch-nemesis will return in the form of Sacha Dhawan, setting up a grand finale for Jodie.
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