Millie Gibson

Doctor Who to return in May

The Doctor and Ruby Sunday stand in a white corridor of the TARDIS

The Doctor last careened onto screens with Christmas special ‘The Church on Ruby Road’, which marked the debut of new companion Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson). Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education) plays the 15th Doctor, having appeared in the last of three specials for the show’s 60th anniversary.

The new series will see the Doctor and Ruby travel to Regency England, Abbey Road studio to watch the Beatles record and distant space. Expect fun and camp in equal, multidimensional measure.

Doctor Who companion Millie Gibson talks soaps, spoilers and Ruby Sunday

Millie Gibson sits down, stretching her arms out to the side

If the actor is sleep deprived, it doesn’t show. The topic quickly turns to Doctor Who, she’s ready for it.

Gibson is joining Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education) in the TARDIS as companion Ruby Sunday. The Christmas special – quietly revealed by Disney+ to be titled ‘The Church on Ruby Road’ – will be her debut. Has a year of filming that and the new series been enough to take the pressure off joining a programme as big as Doctor Who?

Jinkx Monsoon becomes "the Doctor's most powerful enemy yet"

The announcement comes in light of Monsoon's sell out run on Broadway, where she made her debut as Matron 'Mama' Morton in the thoroughfare's longest-running show, Chicago.

It was a historic moment for the LGBTQIA+ community, as she was the first ever drag queen to play the role and broke box office records in the process.

Gatwa and Gibson as the Doctor and Ruby (credit: BBC)