This coming Christmas Day, a brand new holiday “Doctor Who” special will be released featuring Ncuti Gatwa as the brand new Doctor, along with the debut of his new companion, Ruby Sunday, who Millie Gibson plays.  The new Christmas episode is called “Doctor Who Holiday Special: The Church on Ruby Road” and will debut on Disney+ around the world and on the BBC in the UK and Ireland.

Filming on next year’s Christmas special is now underway in the UK, and recently, it was revealed that Nicola Coughlan is going to be starring in next year’s “Doctor Who” Christmas special. Nicola has previously starred in “Derry Girls” and “Bridgerton”, and earlier this year, she starred in “Barbie” along with the new Doctor, Ncuti Gatwa.

Following this news, the BBC has confirmed the news by releasing a new image and video of Nicola Coughlan, in an exciting undisclosed role.

On joining Doctor Who, Nicola Coughlan said:

“I’m excited to join the Whoniverse under the leadership of the inimitable Russell T Davies. I’ve been a fan of Ncuti Gatwa for some time and getting to share the screen with him as the Doctor has been an absolute joy”.

Showrunner Russell T Davies added:

“This has been the most brilliant shoot, with Nicola lighting up the set and bringing joy. From Derry, via Bridgerton, to the TARDIS, it’s the trip of a lifetime.”

“Doctor Who” returns on November 25th 2023 with the first of three special episodes with David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor to coincide with the 60th anniversary on Disney+ around the world and on the BBC in the UK and Ireland, with three weeks of specials. Ncuti Gatwa’s first episode as the Fifteenth Doctor will air over the festive period and the new special starring Nicola Coughlan, will be released on next year’s Christmas Day.


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