Doctor Who: Coronation Street star Millie Gibson will be Ncuti Gatwa’s companion

Millie Gibson has been announced Doctor Who‘s next companion live on BBC One children in need on Friday (November 18).

The 18 year old Coronation Street Star will join the series alongside Ncuti Gatwa, who will succeed returning star David Tennant as Time Lord.

The young actress said she hopes to “make you all happy” and follow in the footsteps of previous cast members in the upcoming series. For her portrayal of Kelly in corrieIn 2022, Gibson won the British Soap Award for Best Newcomer.

Gibson also announced that her character’s name would be Ruby Sunday (although she didn’t reveal the spelling of her last name when asked if it was “Sunday” or “Sundae”).

Tennant will return as the Doctor for three episodes in November 2023, alongside his former companion Donna Noble (Catherine Tate). heart stopper‘s Yasmin Finney will also star in the specials.

Tennant’s return came at the end of Jodie Whittaker’s final performance, which aired last month.

Gatwa rose to fame as Eric Effiong on the Netflix hit series sex education. His first Doctor Who Episode will air over the 2023 holiday season.

Speaking about his casting when it was announced in May, Gatwa said he was “deeply honored, beyond excited and of course a little scared”.

He continued, “This role and show means so much to so many around the world, including myself, and each of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled this unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care. I will do my utmost to do the same.”

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Gatwa’s series will also mark the return of former showrunner Russell T. Davies as head writer Doctor Who.

Davies, who was responsible for reviving the sci-fi series in 2005, began auditioning for Whittaker’s successor last December and says Gatwa “blinded” him. Doctor Who: Coronation Street star Millie Gibson will be Ncuti Gatwa’s companion


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