It was introduced on Sunday that Intercourse Schooling star Ncuti Gatwa would be the subsequent begin of Physician Who, taking on from Jodie Whittaker because the 14th incarnation of the beloved Time Lord.
The response to the information got here thick and quick, with Gatwa’s fellow Intercourse Schooling co-stars being a few of the first to want him effectively. “My Physician,” wrote Emma Mackey on her Instagram Story alongside a photograph of the casting announcement. Aimee Lou Wooden, additionally a star of the hit comedy collection, shared an identical publish, merely writing, “Crying.”
It’s A Sin stars Omari Douglas and Lydia West, who had been each rumored for the position within the weeks main as much as the announcement, additionally commented on Gatwa’s casting. “To be sincere, when folks had been saying it was going to be me, it was information to me!” Douglas advised Digital Spy throughout the BAFTA TV Awards purple carpet.
“I do know Ncuti, and he’s extremely gifted, and we got here from comparable theatre communities, so I’m so satisfied that Jodie’s going to be passing the baton on to him,” Douglas continued. “He’s greater than able to be doing one thing like this, and he’s gonna pave the best way for thus many extra sensible folks.”
West added: “I wasn’t within the working. No, I used to be not, and I’m so pleased with Ncuti. I believe he’s completely sensible. I can’t wait to see it. No matter Russell (T. Davies) touches is simply wonderful, as we all know. And I believe Ncuti’s, he’s sensible, and simply the right successor. So I’m thrilled.”
Gatwa, who’s the fourth Scottish actor to play the Physician, additionally obtained the seal of approval from a number of former Physician Who stars, together with the Seventh Physician himself, Sylvester McCoy, who wrote, “Welcome Ncuti, and particularly delighted to welcome one other Scot!”
welcome Ncuti, and particularly delighted to welcome one other Scot! https://t.co/zXH4cYn8Bo
— Sylvester McCoy (@4SylvesterMcCoy) May 8, 2022
The Eleventh Physician, Matt Smith, additionally gave a giant thumbs up, saying on the Paris Fan Competition, “I believe [Gatwa’s] going to be sensible. I believe he’s going to be actually sensible. I believe it’s an impressed piece of casting, and together with Russell, who’s such a terrific chief of that present… actually, I believe it’s an impressed little bit of casting and I’m actually, actually excited for the present.”
— Rych 👑 (@Rychopy) May 8, 2022
Karen Gillan, who performed the Physician’s companion Amy Pond, additionally shared the thrilling information together with her Twitter followers, whereas Georgia Tennant, who performs the Physician’s daughter Jenny on each TV and within the Large End audio adventures, responded with a easy, “Hi there Dad.”
We have now a brand new physician!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉 https://t.co/fLH578nECb
— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) May 8, 2022
Hi there Dad. https://t.co/VXmGdanXTc
— Georgia Tennant (@georgiaEtennant) May 8, 2022