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'Sex Education' Star Ncuti Gatwa Confirmed As The New Doctor Who

Fionnuala .Jones
Fionnuala .Jones

10:40 9 May 2022


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"I feel very grateful to have had the baton handed over"

Ncuti Gatwa is the new Doctor Who.

The actor, who is best known for playing Eric Effiong in the hit Netflix series Sex Education, will take over from Jodie Whittaker as the Time Lord.

The news was confirmed via the official Doctor Who Twitter account.

The 29 year-old will become the 14th Time Lord on the popular science fiction show, and the first person of colour to play the lead role.

Speaking on the red carpet at last night's Bafta TV Awards, Gatwa said the role of the Doctor "means a lot to so many people, including myself".

He added: "I feel very grateful to have had the baton handed over and I'm going to try to do my best."

Gatwa will make his debut as the Time Lord in 2023.

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