Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa will be the next Doctor Who


Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa as Doctor Who

Ncuti Gatwa, star of the hit show Sex Education has been named as the next Doctor Who

For many it was an unexpected announcement, but one that has everyone talking.

His casting in the role is another first for the iconic television show.

He will officially become the fourteenth Doctor.

Ncuti Gatwa as the next Doctor Who

If you’ve ever seen Sex Education on Netflix you’d be familiar with Eric Effiong, the gay best friend of Otis.

Ncuti has been amazing in the iconic queer role and melted viewers hearts around the world.

But few expected he would be the next to step into the shoes of the time travelling Doctor Who.

Ncuti Gatwa will be the fourteenth Doctor and most notably, the first person of colour to fill the role.

More firsts for Doctor Who

In recent years the program has become known for breaking down barriers and changing the formula of the role.

Jodie Whittaker took on the role of Doctor Who from 2018 as the first woman to play the role.

The program went on to cast the first openly gay companion to the Doctor.

In another first, Doctor Who herself went on to confess her love for her companion.

Former showrunner Russell T Davies will also be returning to the show after more than a decade.

Ncuti Gatwa “deeply honoured”

In a statement released by BBC Ncuti Gatwa expressed his excitement at joining the program.

“A mix of deeply honoured, beyond excited and of course a little bit scared,” he said.

“This role and show means so much to so many around the world, including myself, and each one of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled that unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care.

“I will endeavour my utmost to do the same.”

A release date is yet to be announced for the upcoming season, but no doubt fans will be flocking to see it.

 

 

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