‘A gift of a role’, Coronation Street star Millie Gibson has revealed she is Ncuti Gatwa’s Doctor Who companion

‘A gift of a role’, Coronation Street star Millie Gibson has revealed she is Ncuti Gatwa’s Doctor Who companion
‘A gift of a role’, Coronation Street star Millie Gibson has revealed she is Ncuti Gatwa’s Doctor Who companion

Coronation Street actress Mille Gibson has been named Doctor Who’s new companion.

The 18-year-old, best known for playing Kelly Neelan on Coronation Street, will take on her new role as the 15th Doctor’s companion, named Ruby Sunday.

The news was revealed live on Children In Need as Gibson exited the TARDIS.

She will star alongside Sex Education actor Nctui Gatwa, 30, who was named the new doctor earlier this year.

The couple will embark on a new series of adventures with the first episode of Gatwa which will air during the holiday season in 2023.

Gibson said in a statement that she was “beyond honored” to be cast as the Doctor’s new companion.

“It’s the gift of a role, and a dream come true, and I’ll do anything to try and fill the boots the companions have traveled in before me.

“What better way to do that than to be alongside the fabulous Ncuti Gatwa, just can’t wait to get started.”

Gatwa posted on Instagram congratulating her co-star and said, “So excited to navigate the universe and fight monsters with this one. Believe me, we have so much in store for you.”

Gibson received the Best Young Performer award for her role as Kelly Neelan in Coronation Street at the British Soap Awards earlier this year.

She has also appeared in ITV’s Butterfly and the BBC’s Love, Lies And Records.

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New Doctor Who on the red carpet

In October, Jodie Whittaker faced her final battles as a time lord in a special episode of Doctor Who to mark the BBC’s centenary.

The 40-year-old actress became the first woman to play the Doctor when she took over the role from Peter Capaldi in 2017.

During the feature, viewers were surprised when Whittaker’s 13th Time Lord regenerated into David Tennant, who previously played the 10th incarnation of the Doctor.

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