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Sex Education Star ‘Ncuti Gatwa’ is Officially Named as Next Doctor Who

Jodie Whittaker has been replaced by the star ‘Ncuti Gatwa’. Yes, we’re talking about ‘Doctor Who.’

Ncuti rose to prominence as Eric Effiong on the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education (2019–present), for which he won a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in Television and was nominated for three BAFTA Television Awards for Best Male Comedy Performance.

Ncuti’s recent stellar performance landed him an incredible role. Remember, recently Ncuti posted something on his Instagram that hinted to his followers towards him becoming the next ‘Doctor Who’.

Gatwa shared an Instagram image with two heart emojis, a plus sign, and a blue box on May 8, 2022.

The post, combined with comments from future Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies, fueled rumors that Gatwa had been chosen as the show’s star, The Doctor, in the 14th incarnation. Let’s get into the details now.

Sex Education Star ‘Ncuti Gatwa’ Named As Next Doctor Who Replacing Jodie Whittaker

Yes, the rumors were true. Gatwa is announced as the fourteenth incarnation of the Doctor on the BBC series Doctor Who in 2022, marking him the series’ first black lead actor. This was announced on the show’s official Twitter account.

When asked about his new position, Ncuti replied that he lacks the words to express his emotions. He also mentioned how welcoming the entire crew had been.

“There aren’t quite the words to describe how I’m feeling. A mix of deeply honored, beyond excited, and of course a little bit scared. This role and show mean 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 endeavor my utmost to do the same.”

Adding, “Russell T Davies is almost as iconic as the Doctor himself, and being able to work with him is a dream come true. His writing is dynamic, exciting, incredibly intelligent, and fizzing with danger.

An actor’s metaphorical playground. The entire team has been so welcoming and truly give their hearts to the show. And so as much as it’s daunting, I’m aware I’m joining a really supportive family. Unlike the Doctor, I may only have one heart but I am giving it all to this show.”

The official Instagram handle of ‘Doctor Who’ also posted something. The photo captions, “I may only have one heart but I am giving it all to this show.”

Showrunner Of ‘Doctor Who’ Remarked Something On Ncuti’s Welcome

Russell T Davies, Showrunner, added to Ncuti’s statement that working with the starring star Ncuti is an honor.

“The future is here and it’s Ncuti! Sometimes talent walks through the door and it’s so bright and bold and brilliant, that I just stand back in awe and thank my lucky stars. Ncuti dazzled us, seized hold of the Doctor, and owned those TARDIS keys in seconds. It’s an honor to work with him, and a hoot, I can’t wait to get started.

I’m sure you’re dying to know more, but we’re rationing ourselves for now, with the wonderful Jodie’s epic finale yet to come. But I promise you, 2023 will be spectacular!”

Check out the incredible post below.

Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer, also spoke highly of the Sex Education star.

“Ncuti has an incredible dynamism, he’s a striking and fearless young actor whose talent and energy will set the world alight and take Doctor Who on extraordinary adventures under Russell T Davies’ new era.”

We can’t wait to see what Ncuti has in store for us now. What are your opinions on this fascinating latest news? You are welcome to leave your thoughts in the comments area below.

Ayman Bhorania
A Gamer And A Writer By Heart. Ayman Is Captivated By Movies & Shows, And She's Writing It Here. She Cherish Encouraging Everyone To Accomplish Their Goals. If She's Not Writing, You Will Find Her Watching Shows, Or Probably Playing Games!
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