Doctor Who fans go wild as Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa is announced as next Time Lord

Rwandan-Scottish actor Ncuti Gatwa – who’s greatest recognized for taking part in Eric in Sex Education – will turn out to be the 14th Doctor Who

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Ncuti Gatwa introduced as subsequent Doctor Who

Followers say Ncuti Gatwa shall be “amazing” because the new Doctor Who – as they praised the BBC for casting an LGBTQ+ icon within the position.

The Rwandan-Scottish actor, who’s greatest recognized for taking part in homosexual character Eric in Netflix ’s Sex Education, will turn out to be the 14th Time Lord.

Though Ncuti has by no means mentioned his personal sexuality publicly, he mentioned in an interview with Perspective journal “no one should ever be ashamed of it”.

It comes after Jodie Whittaker – who made historical past as the primary feminine Doctor Who – introduced she could be leaving the enduring present final summer time.

The information was introduced simply earlier than tonight’s BAFTA Awards – the place Ncuti is up for a gong for Finest Comedy Efficiency in Sex Education.

And followers rapidly flocked to Twitter to provide their opinion on the brand new Doctor Who appointment.

Ncuti as homosexual character Eric in Sex Education


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One wrote: “Ncuti is the first ever queer actor to play The Doctor. He is also the first ever actor born outside of this country to play The Doctor. This is an inspired choice, I’ve never been so excited by an initial Doctor announcement!

Another tweeted: “A female #DoctorWho was wonderful enough… felt progressive and not before time. But now, a black LGBTQ+ doctor? Finally, why has it taken so long?”

A 3rd chimed in: “First LGBTQ+ actor to play the doctor!!! Ncuti Gatwa is the new doctor!!”

Whereas a fourth mentioned: “Interesting choice! Will be great to see the first black man and LGTBQ+ actor to play the Doctor! I kind of wished we’d have another woman but I love this casting choice1 Hope the companion is Lydia West! #DoctorWho.”

Ncuti is nominated for a BAFTA for his position as Eric



Others mentioned they may not wait to see what 29-year-old Ncuti would convey to the position.

“Fantasic choice. He is going to be amazing. Really excited to see him as #TheDoctor,” one fan wrote.

One other commented: “Every person who has played the doctor has brought something different, their own twist, quirks etc that has made their version of the doctor amazing. I cannot wait to see what Ncuti brings to this iconic role.”

Whereas one fan mentioned they had been glad one other Scottish actor had been solid within the position after Sylvester McCoy, David Tennant and Peter Capaldi.

“Ncuti Gatwhaaaaaat?! This is fantastic news, I’m excited to see where he and Big Russ [director] take us. Plus he’s Scottish! All the Scottish Doctors have been excellent.”

The Rwandan-Scottish actor is ‘deeply honoured’ to play Doctor Who


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Talking about his new position, Ncuti mentioned in a press release: “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. I will endeavour my upmost to do the same.

“Russell T Davies is almost as iconic as the Doctor himself and being able to work with him is a dream come true. His writing is dynamic, exciting, incredibly intelligent and fizzing with danger. An actor’s metaphorical playground.”

He added: “The entire team have been so welcoming and truly give their hearts to the show. And so as much as it’s daunting, I’m aware I’m joining a really supportive family. Unlike the Doctor, I may only have one heart but I am giving it all to this show.”

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