Doctor Who’s Millie Gibson shares season 14 first-day photo

The newest member of the Doctor Who family Millie Gibson has shared a picture of the interior of her accommodation in Cardiff along with a message as shooting begins on season 14 of Doctor Who in the Welsh capital.

Gibson wrote “First day… officially a Cardiff resident ;)” on the tweet which shows a bouquet of flowers with two red hearts and a red ruby, in reference to the two hearts of Doctor Who and her new role in the show as companion Ruby Sunday.

Gibson, a former Coronation Street star, who was revealed as the companion of the Doctor on Children in Need last month, will play Ruby Sunday opposite Ncuti Gatwa who will play the Fifteenth incarnation of the Doctor.

Gatwa was unveiled as the new Doctor in May, before it was known that David Tennant would be returning for three episodes as the Fourteenth Doctor for the 60th-anniversary specials in November 2023.

Filming on the 14th series of the show began on Monday 5th November in Cardiff, with the first episode starring Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson to air around the festive season of 2023. It’s not known at this stage if the festive edition will air on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day and whether it will be the first episode of a run of shows, or a standalone show that sees a gap before the rest of season 14 is on TV.

Season 14, like the 60th-anniversary shows, will be the first to be overseen by incoming showrunner, the returning Russell T Davies. They will also be the first shows from Doctor Who to be made as part of a new deal between the BBC and Disney, that will see all international Doctor Who streaming move to Disney+. The deal has brought with it speculation of more money being spent on episodes as well as rumours of spin-off shows similar to Torchwood to emerge as the Doctor Who universe is expanded.