Ncuti Gatwa has said a Doctor Who legend will be brought back from the dead as he revealed some series 14 secrets this week.
The actor, 31, who is set to make history as the first black male Time Lord, made the admission while attending GQ magazine’s Men of the Year Awards on Wednesday.
Speaking to The Mirror on the red carpet, he explained: ‘I shouldn’t say this but I shot a scene, somehow, with the first-ever Doctor, William Hartnell. We end up in the same scene together at some point.’
The late William Hartnell was the first Doctor and played the role from 1963 to 1966, starring in 137 episodes. He passed away in December 1975, aged 67, after suffering a series of strokes.
The actor last reprised his role as The Doctor in The Three Doctors over Christmas / New Year of 1972. This was his final on screen appearance due to his declining health.
Ncuti added: ‘To see that history – now a Black man as the Doctor! It was just very wild.’
It originally ran for 26 seasons from November 23, 1963 to December 6, 1989, it was intended to be an educational show for family viewing to teach its younger audience about history as the Doctor travelled through time with its companions, a history and science teacher.
Ncuti became a household name when he starred as gay teenager Eric Effiong in the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education.
The Rwandan-Scottish star has yet to make his debut as a Dalek-battling Time Lord he has already raked in almost £1million from his acting career.
The actor was announced as the next Doctor by the show’s screenwriter Russell T Davies last year and has been busy filming for the 2024 series.
He will be the 15th actor to take on the full-time role of the Time Lord in the BBC series when he makes his debut later this year.
It comes after Ncuti joined the cast of Sex Education for its fourth and final series, which debuted on Netflix earlier this year.
Earlier this year, Jodie Turner-Smith told how she signed on to do the series after actor Ncuti rang her up to pitch the idea.
The Queen and Slim star featured on the comedy-drama as ‘God’ as she appeared to Eric Effiong (Ncuti Gatwa) to make sure he followed his life’s calling in a dream.
‘First of all all my scenes were with Ncuti Gatwa who – I DIE for him – and he’s my favorite character on the show,’ she told Variety.
‘So when he called me and asked me to do it I was like, I don’t care how much they’re paying I’m doing [it].’