Actor Ncuti Gatwa was announced by the BBC as the next Doctor on Doctor Who.
This makes him the first Black actor to portray the iconic role. In a statement, the 29-year-old Scottish actor who was born in Rwanda said:"There aren’t quite the words to describe how I’m feeling. A mix of deeply honoured, beyond excited and of course a little bit scared.”
"This role and show mean so much to so many around the world, including myself, and each one of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled that unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care. I will endeavour my upmost to do the same,” he added.
Gatwa will take control of the TARDIS from Jodie Whittaker, who was the 13th Doctor and first woman in the role.
In the almost 60-year history of Doctor Who, all the other actors to portray the regenerating protagonist have been white men.
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