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The New Doctor Who is Revealed! Introducing Sex Education Star, Ncuti Gatwa

Doctor Who fans will be thrilled to know the new Doctor has been announced, with Ncuti Gatwa taking over Jodie Whittaker, the first female Doctor, for the next season.

Jodie Whittaker, the first female Doctor, will hand over the Tardis keys to Ncuti Gatwa for the next season of the global BBC sensation, Doctor Who.

Fans of the show have been anticipating the announcement as the beloved Doctor regenerates to a new version every few seasons. 

The Sex Education star, Ncuti Gatwa, 29, was announced to be taking on the role of The Doctor on Sunday (8th May) 

"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," returning showrunner, writer, and producer, Russell T Davies, said in the broadcaster's release on Sunday.

"I thought someone else was a guaranteed hit and then in [Ncuti] came, and that person will never know." T Davies said.

Ncuti Gatwa, whose first name is pronounced 'SHOO-tee,’ currently stars in Netflix's high school comedy-drama Sex Education as the effervescent Eric Effiong, who is openly gay but from a highly religious family.

The Rwanda-born, Scotland-raised Gatwa, 29, will be the first Black actor to helm the quintessential British sci-fi show.

However, he won't be the first Black Doctor to have ever graced our screens as actor Jo Martin has played "Fugitive Doctor" in several episodes.

Gatwa told the media that there aren’t “quite the words to describe how I’m feeling. 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."