Millie Gibson has been unveiled because the Time Lord’s new sidekick in Physician Who, in an announcement made dwell on BBC Kids in Want on Friday night.
The Coronation Avenue actor, 18, will play the position of Ruby Sunday, companion to the brand new Physician, Ncuti Gatwa, when the programme returns in the direction of the top of 2023.
Final month, followers received their first glimpse of Gatwa, 30, who will play the fifteenth incarnation of the Time Lord, when he appeared briefly in a trailer on the finish of The Energy of the Physician – Jodie Whittaker’s final outing because the character – saying: “Somebody inform me what the hell is occurring right here?”
The 30-year-old Intercourse Training star is the primary black actor to painting the Physician as a collection lead. The black British actor Jo Martin performed the half in an episode known as The Fugitive Physician.
Whittaker’s four-year tenure because the present’s first feminine protagonist got here to an finish in a particular episode which noticed a bunch of returning faces from the present. There was additionally an surprising twist when she regenerated into the returning Time Lord David Tennant somewhat than Gatwa.
The 90-minute particular was made as a part of the BBC’s centenary celebrations, and in addition featured cameos from actors who had piloted the Tardis within the Eighties and Nineties, with Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann all reprising the position of the Physician.
Mandip Gill performed Whittaker’s sidekick, Yasmin Khan, all through her stint because the Physician from 2018 to 2022.
Physician Who is predicted to return subsequent yr with the creator of critically acclaimed It’s a Sin, Russell T Davies, again on the helm. Davies had led the revival of Physician Who from 2005 to 2009.
Tennant will characteristic because the Physician in three episodes – earlier than Gatwa’s debut is aired – alongside his returning co-star Catherine Tate for Physician Who’s sixtieth anniversary subsequent yr.
The duo reunited after 12 years. Tennant, 51, first stepped into the Tardis in 2005 to play the tenth Time Lord, together with his remaining episode airing on New 12 months’s Day in 2010. Tate, 52, starred as his companion, Donna Noble.