Today the BBC announced that Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa is to take over the role of the Doctor when Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth incarnation regenerates in next year’s BBC Centenary Special. The 29-year-old actor is said to have impressed returning Showrunner Russel T Davies so much that he “stole the part. We had someone! And he took it from them in a moment of his audition starting!”
Filming on the new series begins on Monday 9th May. The identity of who will be playing Gatwa’s companion/s is not yet known, but it won’t be long until we find out one way or another.
This is a brilliant casting choice and I can’t wait to see what Gatwa does with the role. I’ll miss Jodie’s Doctor tremendously but, as with all things Doctor Who, change is all part of the fun.