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Have You Heard? Ncuti Gatwa Is Going To Be The New Doctor Who

Reisha Shetty
Junior Digital Writer

Run! Ncuti Gatwa is all set to play the role of Doctor Who in the upcoming season as announced by BBC. The actor who is best known for his role as Eric Effiong in the popular coming-of-age show, Sex Education, will be replacing Jodie Whittaker and will be the 14th doctor of the iconic TV series.

Nominated for the Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme at the 2022 BAFTA TV Awards, Gatwa shared, “I feel really happy that I can now talk about it because I got cast in February and I have been keeping it a secret since then. It is an incredibly iconic role and an incredibly iconic show. I just hope I do it justice. I am following in some very, very big footsteps so I am just hoping that I fill them up.”

The Rwanda-born Scottish actor will be the first-ever black actor to play the role of the Time Lord and will be seen portraying the character when the show returns in 2023.