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Ncuti Gatwa jokes about Doctor Who casting on stage at the BAFTA TV Awards

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Ncuti Gatwa jokes about Physician Who casting on stage on the BAFTA TV Awards

He’ll take over as Doctor Who from Jodie Whittaker after her departure because the Time Lord later this 12 months. 

And Ncuti Gatwa was already having enjoyable together with his new function whereas having fun with a playful joke onstage on the BAFTA TV Awards 2022 on Sunday night.  

Because the actor, 29, was launched by fellow Intercourse Training star Aimee Lou Wooden on stage to current the Greatest Scripted Comedy class she arrange a ‘knock knock’ joke. 

Witty: Ncuti Gatwa was introduced by fellow Sex Education star Aimee Lou Wood with a 'knock knock joke,' the punchline being: 'Doctor Who' at the BAFTAs on Sunday

Witty: Ncuti Gatwa was launched by fellow Intercourse Training star Aimee Lou Wooden with a ‘knock knock joke,’ the punchline being: ‘Physician Who’ on the BAFTAs on Sunday

‘Who’s there?’ Ncuti responded, with Aimee Lou following up ‘Physician’. ‘Who?’ Ncuti requested, with each of them then cheering ‘ayyy!’

The 29-year-old is the primary black actor to tackle the main function as The Physician, after Jodie made historical past as the primary everlasting feminine Time Lord in 2017.

Jo Martin performed the primary black incarnation of the Time Lord in a January 2020 episode, Way forward for the Judoon, as Ruth Clayton, however Gatwa has turn into the primary black Physician to be solid because the sequence lead. 

Hysterical: The new Dr. Who was left in fits of laughter on stage with Aimee Lou

Hysterical: The brand new Dr. Who was left in matches of laughter on stage with Aimee Lou

 Scottish actor Gatwa, who was born in Rwanda, starred as Eric Effiong in Netflix ‘s vastly well-liked Intercourse Training about socially awkward highschool pupil Otis (Asa Butterfield) and his intercourse therapist mom Jean (Gillian Anderson).

Simply hours after the announcement, Gatwa and Davies, who’s returning as Physician Who’s showrunner, grinned and posed for snaps on the Virgin Media British Academy Tv Awards on the Royal Competition Corridor on Sunday.

Gatwa confirmed off his sensational sense of fashion in a black swimsuit with a plunging neckline and dramatic floor-length tassels, whereas he accomplished the look with a pair of sandals.

Congrats! Ncuti was on stage to present the cast of BBC comedy Motherland with their first BAFTA for its final season in the Best Scripted Comedy category

Congrats! Ncuti was on stage to current the solid of BBC comedy Motherland with their first BAFTA for its ultimate season within the Greatest Scripted Comedy class 

Exciting: Ncuti attended this year's BAFTA TV Awards ceremony alongside returning Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies after it was confirmed that he will take over from Jodie Whittaker as the Time Lord in the hit BBC series

Thrilling: Ncuti attended this 12 months’s BAFTA TV Awards ceremony alongside returning Physician Who author Russell T Davies after it was confirmed that he’ll take over from Jodie Whittaker because the Time Lord within the hit BBC sequence

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New guard: Gatwa is the primary black actor to tackle the main function as The Physician within the present’s historical past, after Jodie made historical past as the primary everlasting feminine Time Lord

History maker: The 29-year-old will become the 14th Doctor on the popular BBC show, after Whittaker announced last July she will be leaving the role after five years

Historical past maker: The 29-year-old will turn into the 14th Physician on the favored BBC present, after Whittaker introduced final July she will probably be leaving the function after 5 years

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Davies reduce a sensible determine in a black swimsuit and a pink tie with gold leaf patterning as he joined Gatwa on the purple carpet, the place they each spoke about their pleasure on the Intercourse Training star taking on from Whittaker.

On the purple carpet, Gatwa admitted that he has stored his casting in Physician Who underneath wraps since February and praised the favored sci-fi sequence for making individuals really feel ‘seen’.

In his first interview for the reason that announcement, he stated: ‘I’ve identified since February. It has been tough protecting this underneath wraps as a result of I’ve received a really massive mouth. We did it.

‘It feels wonderful, this function is an establishment and it is so iconic and means a lot to so many individuals, together with myself.

‘It makes everybody really feel seen. I am very grateful to have the baton handed over and I’ll attempt to do my finest.’

In the meantime, Davies stated the workforce thought they’d already chosen somebody for the function of The Physician when Gatwa got here in and ‘stole’ the job.

Success story: Scottish actor Gatwa, who was born in Rwanda, starred as Eric Effiong in Netflix 's hugely popular Sex Education about socially awkward high school student Otis (Asa Butterfield - pictured together)

Success story: Scottish actor Gatwa, who was born in Rwanda, starred as Eric Effiong in Netflix ‘s vastly well-liked Intercourse Training about socially awkward highschool pupil Otis (Asa Butterfield – pictured collectively)

 ‘It was expertise. He was the final one, we thought we had somebody after which in he got here in and stole it,’ Davies stated.

‘Genuinely cherished Intercourse Training and cherished his work, did not fairly know what we have been going to get. I’m correctly thrilled.’

At this 12 months’s BAFTA TV Awards, Gatwa has been nominated for Male Efficiency in a Comedy Programme for his function as Eric in Intercourse Training and is up towards Jamie Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats), Joe Gilgun (Brassic), Samson Kayo (Bloods), Steve Coogan (This Time With Alan Partridge) and Tim Renkow (Jerk).

Queer As People and It is A Sin author Davies is returning because the programme’s showrunner after departing the present in 2009.

Davies, who was chargeable for Physician Who’s revival in 2005, will probably be again to have fun the present’s sixtieth anniversary in 2023, the BBC beforehand stated.

Keeping quiet: Speaking on the red carpet, Gatwa (pictured with Davies) admitted that he has kept his casting in Doctor Who a secret since February and praised the popular series for making people feel 'seen'

Protecting quiet: Talking on the purple carpet, Gatwa (pictured with Davies) admitted that he has stored his casting in Physician Who a secret since February and praised the favored sequence for making individuals really feel ‘seen’ 

Debut: The official Doctor Who Twitter account broke the news on Sunday

Debut: The official Physician Who Twitter account broke the information on Sunday

The announcement of the brand new Physician was teased by Davies and Gatwa on Instagram on Sunday, with a submit that includes two coronary heart emojis, a plus image and a blue sq..

Beforehand talking about his new function, Gatwa stated he was ‘deeply honoured’ and ‘past excited’, however admitted that he was additionally a ‘little bit scared’ to affix the franchise.

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He instructed the BBC : ‘This function and present means a lot to so many all over the world, together with myself, and every certainly one of my extremely proficient predecessors has dealt with that distinctive duty and privilege with the utmost care.

‘I’ll endeavour my upmost to do the identical.’

He added: ‘Your entire workforce have been so welcoming and really give their hearts to the present. And in order a lot because it’s daunting, I am conscious I am becoming a member of a extremely supportive household.

Joy: Just hours after the news, Gatwa and Davies stepped out at the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall together on Sunday

Pleasure: Simply hours after the information, Gatwa and Davies stepped out on the Virgin Media British Academy Tv Awards on the Royal Competition Corridor collectively on Sunday 

 ‘Not like the Physician, I’ll solely have one coronary heart however I’m giving all of it to this present.’

Davies stated that Gatwa ‘dazzled’ in his audition, including: ‘The long run is right here and it is Ncuti! Generally expertise walks by way of the door and it is so shiny and daring and sensible, I simply stand again in awe and thank my fortunate stars.’

He continued: ‘Ncuti dazzled us, seized maintain of the Physician and owned these TARDIS keys in seconds. It is an honour to work with him, and a hoot, I can not wait to get began.

‘I am certain you are dying to know extra, however we’re rationing ourselves for now, with the great Jodie’s epic finale but to return. However I promise you, 2023 will probably be spectacular.’

BAFTA TV AWARDS 2022: THE WINNERS

Comedy Leisure Programme

The Graham Norton Present

The Lateish Present with Mo Gilligan – WINNER

Race Round Britain

The Ranganation

Present Affairs

Fearless: The Ladies Preventing Putin (Publicity) – WINNER 

4 Hours on the Capitol

The Males Who Promote Soccer (Al Jazeera Investigations)

Trump Takes on the World

Daytime

The Chase – WINNER 

Moneybags

Richard Osman’s Home of Video games

Steph’s Packed Lunch

Drama Sequence

In My Pores and skin -WINNER

Manhunt: The Evening Stalker

Unforgotten

Vigil

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Leisure Efficiency

Alison Hammond (I Can See Your Voice)

Large Zuu (Large Zuu’s Large Eats) – WINNER

Graham Norton (The Graham Norton Present)

Joe Lycett (Joe Lycett’s Obtained Your Again)

Michael McIntyre (Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel)

Sean Lock (8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown)

Leisure Programme

An Viewers with Adele

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Evening Takeaway – WINNER 

Life & Rhymes

Strictly Come Dancing

The Factual Sequence

The Detectives: Preventing Organised Crime

9/11: One Day in America

Undercover Police: Searching Paedophiles

Rebellion – WINNER

Options

Large Zuu’s Large Eats – WINNER

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Type Your Life Out

The Nice British Stitching Bee

Feminine Efficiency in a Comedy Programme

Aimee Lou Wooden (Intercourse Training)

Aisling Bea (This Method Up)

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Anjana Vasan (We Are Woman Components)

Natasia Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats)

Rose Matafeo (Starstruck)

Sophie Willan (Alma’s Not Regular) -WINNER

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Worldwide

Name My Agent!

Lupin

Mare of Easttown

Squid Recreation

Succession

The Underground Railroad – WINNER 

Single Documentary

9/11: Contained in the President’s Conflict Room

Grenfell: The Untold Story

My Childhood, My Nation – 20 Years in Afghanistan – WINNER 

Nail Bomber: Man Hunt

Single Drama

Loss of life of England: Face to Face

Assist

I Am Victoria

Collectively – WINNER 

Specialist Factual

Black Energy: A British Story of Resistance

Freddie Mercury: The Last Act

The Lacking Youngsters – WINNER 

Silenced: The Hidden Story of Disabled Britain

Sport

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – WINNER 

ITV Racing: The Grand Nationwide

Tokyo 2020 Olympics

UEFA Euro 2020 Semi-Last: England v Denmark

 

 

 

Main Actor

David Thewlis (Landscapers)

Hugh Quarshie (Stephen)

Olly Alexander (It is A Sin)

Samuel Adewunmi (You Do not Know Me)

Sean Bean (Time) – WINNER 

Stephen Graham (Assist)

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Main Actress

Denise Gough (Too Shut)

Emily Watson (Too Shut)

Jodie Comer (Assist) – WINNER 

Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown)

Lydia West (It is A Sin)

Niamh Algar (Deceit)

Reside Occasion

The Brit Awards 2021

The Earthshot Prize 2021 – WINNER 

The Royal British Legion Competition of Remembrance

Springwatch 2021

Male Efficiency in a Comedy Programme

Jamie Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats) – WINNER 

Joe Gilgun (Brassic)

Ncuti Gatwa (Intercourse Training)

Samson Kayo (Bloods)

Steve Coogan (This Time With Alan Partridge)

Tim Renkow (Jerk)

Mini-Sequence

It’s A Sin

Landscapers

Stephen

Time – WINNER

Information Protection

Channel 4 Information: Black to Entrance

Good Morning Britain: Shamima Begum

ITV Information at Ten: Storming of the Capitol – WINNER 

Sky Information: Afghanistan: Endgame

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Actuality and Constructed Factual

Gogglebox – WINNER 

Married at First Sight UK

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

The Canine Home

Scripted Comedy

Alma’s Not Regular

Motherland

Stath Lets Flats – WINNER 

We Are Woman Components

Quick Type Programme

Hollyoaks Saved My Life (Hollyoaks IRL)

Our Land – WINNER 

Folks You Could Know

Please Assist

Cleaning soap & Persevering with Drama

Casualty

Coronation Road – WINNER 

Emmerdale

Holby Metropolis 

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Supporting Actor

Callum Scott Howells (It is A Sin)

David Carlyle (It is A Sin)

Matthew MacFadyen (Succession) – WINNER

Nonso Anozie (Candy Tooth)

Omari Douglas (It is A Sin)

Stephen Graham (Time)

Supporting Actress

Cathy Tyson (Assist) – WINNER 

Celine Buckens (Showtrial)

Emily Mortimer (The Pursuit of Love)

Jessica Plummer (The Lady Earlier than)

Leah Harvey (Basis)

Tahirah Sharif (The Tower)

Virgin Media’s Should-See Second

An Viewers with AdeleI

I’m a Superstar… Get Me Out of Right here!

It’s A Sin

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Squid Recreation

Strictly Come Dancing – WINNER

  

 

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