What did Ncuti Gatwa think of his new companion?

The new Doctor shares his first impressions of co-star Millie Gibson in an exclusive interview with Doctor Who Magazine...

Ncuti Gatwa debuts as the Doctor on the cover of this month's DWM - and in an in-depth interview, discusses meeting his co-star Millie Gibson, playing the Doctor's new companion Ruby Sunday. Read on for an exclusive excerpt from the interview...

The latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine (DWM) is on sale from Thursday 7th December. It is available to order as a subscription, either physical or digital, here.

Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson

“Love that little troublemaker,” says new Doctor Ncuti Gatwa, when DWM asks him about Millie Gibson who plays his companion Ruby. “When Millie first came into that room, I just thought, ‘Oh, me and you would have gotten in so much trouble at school’. We would have been in detention every day. We would have given the teachers hell.” He bursts out laughing. “And I love that, because that’s perfect for the Doctor. This mad, mad scientist that loves adventures, loves getting themselves into scrapes, and loves walking into situations where they have absolutely no idea what’s going on but they are going to fix it. I felt that I needed someone that has that same sort of slightly tapped, slightly crazy energy. I loved the image of two troublemakers – two people that can’t help themselves but get into trouble – that I got from Millie Gibson. I was like, ‘That’s it! That’s it right there! We’re going to get into trouble together, and it’s going to be so much fun.’ I can’t wait for the world to meet Ruby this Christmas.”

Doctor Who Magazine issue 598

Issue 598 promises a bumper edition of Doctor Who Magazine, including a 32-page mini-mag of the original Star Beast comic strip and double-side poster. The issue also includes a special offer to download a free audio drama featuring the Fifth and Seventh Doctors.

Other highlights include:

  • Exclusive previews of new episodes The Giggle and The Church on Ruby Road with Russell T Davies.
  • Mum and grandma of new companion Ruby (alias Michelle Greenidge and Angela Wynter) on joining the show in this year’s Christmas Special.
  • The final interview with much-loved national treasure Bernard Cribbins.
  • The Diary of the Meep! A minute-by-minute account of the irrepressible Miriam Margolyes’ journey to becoming the Meep.
  • Further Than We’ve Ever Been Before – DWM’s Emily Cook on the set of Wild Blue Yonder to discover its VFX secrets.
  • A very special comic strip adventure featuring the Fourteenth Doctor and Donna
  • 80s director Andrew Morgan remembering his time on Doctor Who.
  • A glimpse behind the scenes on 60s Doctor Who.
  • Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies is in the festive spirit, and even lets a few secrets about the next series slip.
  • Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock on how production on Doctor Who has reached its busiest point yet!
  • The Fact of Fiction – all you could ever want to know about the 2015 series finale Hell Bent.
  • Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news.
  • Other Worlds – the essential guide to new stories in Doctor Who’s expanded universe.
  • Reviews – The Underwater Menace animation, Frazer Hines’s Evil of the Daleks and action figures!
  • The fiendishly festive DWM Christmas quiz!

The latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine (DWM) is on sale from Thursday 7th December. It is available to order as a subscription, either physical or digital, here.

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