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Ncuti Gatwa set for 'immense' run as Doctor Who, says showrunner Russell T Davies

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Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies has teased Ncuti Gatwa's run as the Time Lord will be 'immense'. The Rwandan-Scots actor is set to take over from Jodie Whitaker whose final episode will air later this year, and Ncuti's run as the 14th Doctor will air in 2023.Best known for his role in Netflix's Sex Education as Eric Effiong, the show's lead character.

He is making history as the first ever black actor to take on the leading role of the Doctor, after Broadchurch actress Jodie became the first ever woman to take the reigns in 2017.

When speaking to Radio Times, Davies teased that he and the team have "immense plans". He said: "I can't wait to talk to you about them but it's just not fair.

Jodie [Whittaker's] there. She owns it, she's got a big finale in October and if we start nipping– we have to announce today because people would have found out about Ncuti whether we liked it or not, that's the curse of Doctor Who."You have to announce things in advance, but now we're going to shut up.

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