Doctor Who: Millie Gibson revealed as Ncuti Gatwa’s companion

Millie Gibson has been unveiled as Ruby Sunday – the companion to Ncuti Gatwa’s Time Lord in Doctor Who.

Gibson’s casting was revealed live during Friday’s Children In Need appeal on BBC One.

Her first episode opposite Ncuti Gatwa’s 15th Doctor will be broadcast during the 2023 festive period.

Gibson said she was in disbelief about being cast in the long-running sci-fi drama, adding: “It is a gift of a role, and a dream come true.”

The 18-year-old is best known for playing Kelly Neelan in Coronation Street. She won best young actor award at this year’s British soap awards.

Her other roles include Lily in ITV drama Butterfly and Indira in CBBC show Jamie Johnson.

She added: “I am beyond honoured to be cast as the Doctor’s companion.

“I will do everything to try and fill the boots the fellow companions have travelled in before me.”

Gatwa said: “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…

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