Ncuti Gatwa

Ncuti Gatwa announced as the new Doctor Who

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Ncuti Gatwa is best known for playing the hilarious Eric Effiong in Sex Education and won the Comedy Performance – Male award at the 2020 RTS Programme Awards. 

Gatwa will take over from Jodie Whittaker as the 14th doctor and will be the first black actor to play the role. 

Russell T Davies will return to act as showrunner for the next series, which will no longer be produced in house by the BBC, but by Bad Wolf Productions. 

Date announced for Sex Education series three

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The much-loved comedy series is back once again, following the sexual exploits and general mishaps of the students at Moordale High. 

The second series saw Otis (Asa Butterfield) and Maeve’s (Emma Mackey) illicit sex clinic discovered by Otis’ sex therapist mother Jean (Gillian Anderson).

Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) was caught in a love triangle with new student Rahim (Sami Outalbali) and former school bully Adam (Connor Swindells), who was learning to make peace with his sexuality. 

Ncuti Gatwa on Sex Education, love triangles and avoiding stereotypes

Ncuti Gatwa (Credit: Netflix)

“I saw Netflix, I saw Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield and I just thought, there’s no way I’m going to get it,” laughed Gatwa. 

He was used to going for auditions that wanted big names, so joining Sex Education - where for most of the cast it was their big break - he thought it was great how new talent was being championed. 

“It’s Emma Mackie’s first job,” said Gatwa, “one of the big plus sides of [streamers] like Netflix is there’s so much work being created now, there’s a whole bunch of actors who now have opportunities that weren’t around before.”