Ncuti Gatwa to Replace Jodie Whittaker as the New Doctor for Season 14

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According to reports, the BBC has selected Ncuti Gatwa to play the role of Doctor Who’s fourteenth doctor. In 2023, Gatwa will replace the current Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, and assume the role of the Doctor.

Each of my tremendously talented predecessors has handled that unique responsibility and honour with the utmost care, Gatwa told the BBC. “I shall make every effort to do likewise.”

The Scottish actor portrayed Eric Effiong in the Netflix comedy series Sex Education, and he will co-star with Margot Robbie in the forthcoming Barbie film. Gatwa will be the first Black man to play the Doctor, a position that has been played by several performers since 1963.

Whittaker made history in 2017 when the BBC cast her as the first woman to portray the Doctor. In accordance with series tradition, Whittaker will appear in a final episode in which Gatwa is introduced as the fourteenth Doctor. This episode is anticipated to debut towards the end of the year to coincide with the BBC’s centennial.

The Doctor, a humanoid Time Lord who can travel through space and time using the TARDIS, undergoes a process known as regeneration in near-death situations. This serves as a story device to pass the baton between lead actors and was originally implemented to ease the transition between actors following William Hartnell’s departure as the First Doctor.