Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa will be the 14th Doctor Who

Sex Education and It's a Sin star Ncuti Gatwa will be the 14th Doctor Who

Image of Ncuti Gatwa at at the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards.
Ncuti Gatwa at the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards. Credit: Alamy.

Actor Ncuti Gatwa who starred in Sex Education and It’s a Sin has been chosen as the BBC’s 14th Doctor Who.

The 29-year-old, best known for his award-winning performance in Sex Education as Eric Effiong, has been given the role in the next season of the TV series, and is set to take over from Jodie Whittaker in 2023. 

The Scottish Actor from Rwanda will be the first non-white actor to be given the role of Time Lord in the BBC’s multi-million-pound production. 

The Doctor is an enigma in himself, he is a 2,000-year-old time traveller who voyages around the galaxy in his TARDIS, with companions he meets along the way.

The Doctor’s Tardis. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Available at:

The franchise began in 1963 and has since been a household favourite in and out of the UK, with 13 actors being regenerated as the protagonist as time went on.

In 2017, Jodie Whitaker made history and controversy as the first female doctor, alongside companions such as Tosin Cole, Bradley Walsh and Mandip Gill.

Fans of the franchise and of Gatwa have taken to Twitter to express their excitement for the new season.