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Ncuti Gatwa Gets Festive As Christmas ‘Doctor Who’ Special ‘The Church On Ruby Road’ Releases New Images

The Doctor is getting in the Christmas spirit.

Here’s a selection of new images from Ncuti Gatwa’s first outing in the iconic sci-fi role, in Christmas special The Church on Ruby Road.

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Sex Education star Gatwa will become the Fifteenth Doctor when he replaces the Fourteenth Doctor, played by David Tennant, in the Christmas Day special.

The Church on Ruby Road will see Gatwa joined by new companion Ruby Sunday, played by Millie Gibson. The special will play on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK and on Disney+ globally. It will see The Doctor come face-to-face with mythical and mysterious goblin creatures (pictured) as his life collides with Sunday.

TV presenter Davina McCall will appear in the special playing herself as she joins the cast alongside Michelle Greenidge as Ruby’s mum Carla, Angela Wynter as Ruby’s grandmother Cherry and Anita Dobson as Mrs Flood.

McCall said: “It is beyond an honour to be asked to appear in not only Doctor Who but also Ncuti’s first episode as the new Doctor. It was such an extraordinary experience and Russell has written you all a Christmas delight. Now I  just can’t wait for everyone to see it.”

Russell T Davies, Showrunner, added: “From Day One in this job, I wanted Doctor Who back on Christmas Day. With Ncuti, Millie, Davina and the Goblin King, I hope it’s a feast for all the family.”

Doctor Who will return this Saturday in a 6.30pm slot with another special, Wild Blue Yonder, which stars Tennant and Catherine Tate as Donna Noble.

Davina McCall
Davina McCall
Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson)
Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson)
Goblins
Goblins

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