Sex Education Star Ncuti Gatwa has been unveiled as Jody Whitackers successor on the BBC’s science-fiction juggernaut Doctor Who. Gatwa will be the 14th incarnation of The Doctor when Jodie Whittaker’s 13th Doctor Regenerates later this year.
The BBC confirmed Ncuti Gatwa, who plays Eric Effiong in Sex Education, will take over the iconic Blue Police Box later this year.
“There aren’t quite the words to describe how I’m feeling,” Gatwa said of his casting. “A mix of deeply honoured, beyond excited and of course a little bit scared.
“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 upmost to do the same.
“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 have 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.”
Russell T. Davis who will be returning as Showrunner for the next series of Doctor Who has the following praise for Gatwa, saying: “The future is here and it’s Ncuti! Sometimes talent walks through the door and it’s so bright and bold and brilliant, 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 honour 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!”
We here at SciFiPulse congratulate Ncuti Gatwa and wish him all the best on his time travelling journeys when he begins to dazzle as The 14th Doctor Who.
Doctor Who will return with Jodie Whittaker’s final episode in the Autumn.