Ncuti Gatwa Named Next 'Doctor Who' Lead


Ncuti Gatwa is best known for his performance on Netflix.

Will replace Jodie Whittaker as the next lead in "Doctor Who," the BBC announced Sunday.

"There are not quite the words to describe how I am feeling. A mix of deeply honored, beyond excited, and a little bit scared," Gatwa said in a BBC press release.

"This role and show mean so much to so many worldwide, including myself."

"And each of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled that individual responsibility and privilege with the utmost care."

"I will endeavor my utmost to do the same."

Whittaker became the first woman to play the Doctor when she was appointed as the TARDIS-traveling Time Lord in 2017.

Last July, the BBC said that she would be bowing out of the show, leaving what she said was "the best job" she ever had after season 13.

Gatwa, nominated for Best Male Performance in a comedy program at this year's BAFTAs, will now become the 14th Doctor in the show.

Gatwa was awarded the Best Actor Award at the Scottish BAFTAs in 2020 for his role in Netflix's popular series.

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