The BBC has named Ncuti Gatwa as Doctor Who’s Fourteenth Doctor. Gatwa will take over the position in 2023, changing Jodie Whittaker as the present Doctor.

Gatwa mentioned in an announcement to the BBC: "This position and the present means quite a bit to so many individuals all over the world, myself included,

Each of my extremely gifted predecessors dealt with that distinctive duty and privilege with the utmost care.

The Scottish actor beforehand performed Eric Effiong in Netflix’s comedy sequence Sex Education, and also will star alongside Margot Robbie within the upcoming Barbie film.

Gatwa would be the first Black man to play the Doctor, a task that has been handed round to completely different actors since Doctor Who’s debut in 1963.

Whittaker made historical past as the primary girl to look because the Doctor when the BBC forged her for the position in 2017.

In line with the sequence’ custom, Whittaker will seem in a single final episode that may introduce Gatwa because the Fourteenth Doctor.

This episode is anticipated to premiere on the finish of this yr to coincide with the one hundredth anniversary of the BBC.

The Doctor, a humanoid Time Lord who can journey all through area and time utilizing the TARDIS, takes on a distinct type in near-death conditions in a course of known as regeneration.

This serves as a plot machine to go the baton between lead actors and was initially launched to easy out the transition between actors after the First Doctor, William