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WATCH: Russell T Davies confirms Christmas Day debut for Ncuti Gatwa’s Doctor Who

January 23rd, 2023 by Marc Comments

We all know that Doctor Who will be returning this November to celebrate its 60th Anniversary in a big, big way with David Tennant returning to the role that cemented him as a star and truly rang in the show’s return after Christopher Eccleston’s single series in 2005 (here).

But we also know that the next Doctor, played by Ncuti Gatwa (above) will be making his debut following Tennant’s three-part return and while we have been fairly confident it would be a Christmas episode, it seems we now have our confirmation.

Get ready for the Whoniverse

On the Graham Norton Show at the weekend, returning Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies was talking about the classic sci-fi series’ return, and in their chat, he said that Gatwa would be stepping into the TARDIS at Christmas… so it seems to confirm that Davies wants to return to the festive special on Christmas Day (which we suspected) after the show’s last few years playing on New Year’s Day and that, much like Tennant’s first episode, The Christmas Invasion, in 2005, we’ll meet our new Doctor just after Santa’s been.

Happy Days!

It’s going to be a big, triumphant year for The Doctor and we cannot wait.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….