Saturday 19 November 2022

Millie Gibson is Doctor Who companion

The new Doctor Who companion was announced exclusively during Children in Need.

Actress Millie Gibson (Coronation Street) will join Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education) aboard the TARDIS as Ruby Sunday during a holiday special in 2023. A poignant casting as my late mum was a big fan of Coronation Street.

Speaking of her new role, 19-year-old Millie Gibson said: “Whilst still being in total disbelief, I am beyond honoured to be cast as the Doctor’s companion. It is a gift of a role, and a dream come true, and I will do everything to try and fill the boots the fellow companions have travelled in before me. And what better way to do that than being by the fabulous Ncuti Gatwa’s side, I just can’t wait to get started.”

Ncuti Gatwa added: “Millie just is the companion. She is full of talent, strength, she has a cheeky sparkle in her eye and is sharp as a razor. From the moment she walked into the room she captured all of our attention with her effervescence and then solidified that attention with the sheer torque of her talent. This adventure is going to be so wild and so fun, I cannot WAIT to sail the universe with Millie!”

Russell T Davies, Showrunner, says: “It’s the great honour of my job to find the next generation of talent, and Millie shines like a star already. She’s brilliant, dynamic, clever and a wonderful actor. As a CORONATION STREET fan, I’ve seen Millie survive chases, guns and sieges, but that’s nothing compared to what lies ahead for Ruby Sunday.”

Ncuti Gatwa interviewed Millie Gibson following the announcement.

Disney+ is distributing the new series outside the UK and Ireland, where it will remain on the BBC.

Are you looking forward to seeing Millie Gibson as Ruby Sunday in Doctor Who? Let me know in the comments below.

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