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Ncuti Gatwa will take over from Jodie Whittaker in the leading role as the infamous Time Lord in the beloved science fiction television series Doctor Who, BBC bosses confirmed.

The Sex Education star has been announced as the 14th Doctor on the popular BBC One show after Jodie Whittaker confirmed she would be leaving the role in July after three years as the Doctor.

The 29-year-old Scottish actor is set to make TV history as the first black actor to take on the leading role after he rose to fame portraying Eric Effiong in the hugely popular Netflix series.

BBC bosses have yet to announce if there will be a change in companion's following the Doctor's regeneration this autumn.

Jodie first took over the Tardis in 2017 as she became the first female Doctor in the show's history which she helmed piloted alongside her companions Graham O'Brien, Ryan Sinclair Yasmin Khan, Dan Lewis and Jack Harkness.

But he's not the only one set to make an impact on the show as Queer As Folk and It's A Sin writer Russell T Davies is set to return to the show as the programmes showrunner after he left the series back in 2009.

The TV producer, who was responsible for the show's revival in 2005, will return to celebrate the show's 60th anniversary in 2023.

The established stars teased their upcoming appearance on the beloved TV show prior to the announcement on Instagram as they shared a post which featured two hearts and a blue square hinting at the Doctor's TARDIS and two biological hearts.

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