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How did Millie Gibson discover she was the new companion?

How did the recently announced new companion discover she had the role of Ruby Sunday?

In a world-exclusive interview with Doctor Who Magazine, Millie Gibson talks about playing the new companion, what it’s like acting alongside the Doctor Ncuti Gatwa, and how she discovered she’d secured the role.

The latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine is on sale from Thursday 5th January. It is available to order as a subscription, either physical or digital, here.

Read on for an excerpt of DWM's interview with Millie Gibson below...

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Cover for issue 586 of Doctor Who Magazine

“I went to get a spray tan for the NTAs [National Television Awards], and I was in the room waiting to dry off when I got this WhatsApp call, asking me to join the call with all my agents. I picked up the phone and they were like, ‘Are you good at keeping secrets?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ They said, ‘Are you really good at keeping secrets? Cos you’ve got it.”

Ncuti Gatwa as the Doctor and Millie Gibson as Ruby Sunday

Other highlights of the new issue include:

  • From Cardiff with Love – in an another world exclusive, Doctor Who executive producers Phil Collinson, Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter are interviewed together for the first time and discuss the future of the series.
  • Liberation of the Daleks Part Three – the adventures of the Fourteenth Doctor continue in the epic comic-strip adventure written by Alan Barnes and illustrated by Lee Sullivan.
  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies reveals how and why he returned to Doctor Who.
  • Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock files his latest report on the making of forthcoming episodes, direct from Doctor Who’s HQ.
  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news, including an exclusive update from Phil Collinson.
  • 60 Objects, 60 Years – from Flambeaux in 1963 to Cybermats in 1967, the first part of this ongoing series tells the story of one object from every year of Doctor Who’s history.
  • No Time to Die – sets from The Daleks’ Master Plan are recreated in CGI, providing new insights into this mostly missing story.
  • The Fact of Fiction – travel back to a chilly London in the year 1814 and uncover secrets of the Twelfth Doctor story Thin Ice.
  • The Watchers – fans who were lucky enough to be granted studio visits in the 1980s recall the thrill of watching stories such as Frontios, The Happiness Patrol and Ghost Light being made.
  • Other Worlds – the essential guide to forthcoming stories in the expanded Doctor Who universe.
  • Previews, reviews, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser, Public Image and more.

The latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine is on sale from Thursday 5th January. It is available to order as a subscription, either physical or digital, here.

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