LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 17: (L-R) Mandip Gill, Jodie Whittaker, and Bradley Walsh attend a photocall for the new series launch of "Doctor Who" at BFI Southbank on December 17, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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The Exciting Way
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Jodie Whittaker’s time as “Doctor Who” was not only historic, it made her a fan favorite and she even won a fan-voted TV Insider poll. But now that her time is up on the iconic long-running show, the announcement of her replacement will also prove to be history-making.
As revealed in a tweet from the official BBC Twitter page, Ncuti Gatwa has been named the new Doctor of "Doctor Who." Although this announcement is exciting on its own, Gatwa's casting as the Fourteenth Doctor also makes history for the show, as he will be the first Black actor to lead "Doctor Who."
If Gatwa's face looks familiar, you've probably seen him in Netflix's hit series "Sex Education," as he plays the character Eric Effiong, who is the best friend of the main character, Otis Milburn. Aside from this role, he has only appeared in a few projects, including the 2015 miniseries "Stonemouth" and the 2021 film "The Last Letter from Your Lover."