Ncuti Gatwa will star as Doctor Who’s Fourteenth Doctor

He’s the first Black man to play the role of the Doctor

The BBC has named Ncuti Gatwa as Doctor Who’s Fourteenth Doctor

Gatwa will take over the role in 2023, replacing Jodie Whittaker as the current Doctor.

The Scottish actor previously played Eric Effiong in Netflix’s comedy series Sex Education

He will also star alongside Margot Robbie in the upcoming Barbie movie

Whittaker made history as the first woman to appear as the Doctor when the BBC cast her for the role in 2017

In line with the series’ tradition, Whittaker will appear in one last episode that will introduce Gatwa as the Fourteenth Doctor

This episode is expected to premiere at the end of this year to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the BBC

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