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Ncuti Gatwa Returns to the ’60s in First ‘Doctor Who’ Photos


New footage of the Fifteenth Doctor has landed. The highly anticipated next season of Doctor Who stars Ncuti Gatwa – the first Black Doctor – and he looks like he’s traveled back to the Swinging Sixties, dressed in a delightful double-breasted pinstripe suit and silk tie, complete with ‘fro, sideburns and lace. matching mustache. Beside him is his partner, Ruby, played by Millie Gibson, in a mod-style outfit: a high-waisted A-line miniskirt and boots, with matching black and white hoop earrings and Twiggy-style eyeliner. While for the most part the BBC still keeps quiet about all things plot, at least we know to expect some fabulous period looks.

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Before Ncuti begins as the Doctor, there will be three special episodes to celebrate the show’s 60th anniversary starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate in November. Then the Sex education alum will be making their holiday season debut alongside teen vogue Yasmin Finney, Young Hollywood inductee 2023, Neil Patrick Harris and Jinkx Monsoon.

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