Millie Gibson offers an insight into Ncuti Gatwa’s Doctor Who character

With all the excitement of the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who approaching in November 2023 and the return of David Tennant to the show, it’s sometimes easy to forget that this year we will also see a new Doctor taking to the TARDIS alongside a brand new companion.

Ncuti Gatwa, who made his name as Eric Effiong in Netflix’s hit coming-of-age drama Sex Education is playing the Fifteenth incarnation of the famous Time Lord from the festive season 2023 and is currently filming Doctor Who season 14 alongside his new companion Ruby Sunday, played by former Coronation Street star Millie Gibson.

But despite now knowing what the Fifteenth Doctor will look like, and what his costume will look like in the show – we still don’t know much about the character traits of the Fifteenth Doctor and how he will interact with the universe.

However, incoming companion star Millie Gibson has shed a little more light on the situation in a recent interview where she gave us some hints as to what we can expect from Ncuti Gatwa’s Fifteenth and the relationship between him and her character Ruby Sunday as his companion.

“He’s got such an infectious energy and personality,” Millie Gibson told Doctor Who Magazine when asked about the Fifteenth Doctor character.

She added: “I think that’s what Ruby bounces off as well. Their dynamic is… childlike in some ways. Like two schoolgirls gossiping in the corner. It’s that sort of friendship.”

Gibson went on to compliment Ncuti Gatwa as an actor and a person, saying: “But Ncuti is just… radiant. Even the clothes they’ve got him in.:

She concluded that there is a lot for the Doctor Who fanbase to look forward to come the end of 2023 and beyond with the Fifteenth Doctor in the TARDIS: “It’s going to be absolutely incredible. Honestly, what an entrance it’s going to be when he finally comes on screen. I can’t wait to see it.”

Doctor Who returns to TV screens in November 2023 with three one-hour-long special episodes written by Russell T Davies that celebrate 60 years of Doctor Who. David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Yasmin Finney and Neil Patrick Harris are among the confirmed cast for the specials which are largely expected to feature other special guests when they come to our screens.

The specials will be the first episodes to screen as part of a new deal between the BBC and Disney to make Disney+ the streaming home of Doctor Who across the globe outside the UK.