One of the star actors of the Netflix series Sex Education will become the fifteenth Doctor Who in 2023

At 29, Ncuti Gatwa will take over the mythical role of Doctor Who. The actor of Sex Education becomes the fifteenth Doctor by taking the keys to the Tardis from Jodis Whittaker, the first female Doctor, who had the role since 2017. Ncuti Gatwa is known for his role as Eric Effiong since 2019 in the series Sex Education streaming on Netflix. The actor told the BBC: “There aren’t really words to describe how I feel. I’m very honored, very excited and of course, a little scared. This role and this show mean so much to so many people around the world, myself included, and each of my incredibly talented predecessors handled this unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care. I will do my best to do the same.”

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Some time after the announcement, the showrunner of Doctor WhoRussell T Davies has shared a photo of himself and Gatwas on the red carpet of the Bafta TV Awards 2022. During this evening, the actor was a presenter, and nominated for his portrayal of Eric in Sex Education. The comedian told the BBC: “Russell T Davies is almost as iconic as the Doctor himself and to be able to work with him is a dream come true. His writing is dynamic, exciting, incredibly intelligent and sparkling with danger. An actor’s metaphorical playground. The whole team has been so welcoming and really poured their hearts into the show. And so, even though it’s intimidating, I know that I’m joining a family that really supports me. Unlike the Doctor, I may only have one heart, but I give it all to this show.”

Russell T Davies said: “The future is here and it’s Ncuti! Sometimes talent walks through the door and it’s so bright, so daring that I stand back, amazed, and thank my lucky stars. Ncuti dazzled us, grabbed the Doctor and possessed the keys to the TARDIS in seconds. It’s an honor to work with him, and a pleasure, I can’t wait to get started. I’m sure you’ll be dying to know more, but we’re reasoning with each other for now, with Marvelous Jodie’s epic finale to come. But I promise you that 2023 will be spectacular!”