New Doctor Who star Millie Gibson makes surprise appearance at BBC News Awards
Doctor Who’s newly announced star Millie Gibson made a surprise appearance as presenter at the BBC News awards.
The actress, who will star alongside Ncuti Gatwa in the new series of the popular sci-fi show, announced the winners of the Rising Star of the Year award at Wednesday’s ceremony.
The BBC journalist Hanna Yusuf’s tribute award went to political correspondent Ione Wells.
In a virtual message, Gibson said being awarded the award was a “huge honor”.
“The judges said that Ione was a pure star and beyond imagination, how many young reporters have overthrown governments?” she speaks.
Speaking directly to Wells, she added: “Can I put you in my contacts if that’s okay?
“The doctor and I find ourselves doing all sorts of calculations these days and you sound like you could be helpful.”
Coronation Street star Gibson will play Sunday Doctor Ruby’s 15th companion in the upcoming series.
She has also appeared in ITV’s Butterfly and BBC’s Love, Lies And Records.
Her role was announced last November, when she stepped out of Tardis live on Children In Need.
New episodes of Doctor Who will air in November 2023 to coincide with the series’ 60th anniversary.
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