Doctor Who fans have been treated to a first look at the upcoming Christmas Day special, where Ncuti Gatwa will make his debut as the titular Time Lord.
New snaps from the upcoming episode offer a glimpse at the festive episode, titled The Church On Ruby Road, which sees The Doctor join forces with his new companion Ruby Sunday, played by Millie Gibson.
In the episode, The Doctor and his new companion bond over their shared orphanhood, after it was revealed that the Time Traveller was actually adopted by the Gallifreyan race.
Ncuti is set to take on the role of The Doctor after David Tennant briefly returned to the show for a trio of specials to celebrate the show’s 60th Anniversary.
Airing on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, the festive special sees the Doctor come face-to-face with the mythical and mysterious goblins as his life collides with Ruby.
Doctor Who fans have been treated to a first look at the upcoming Christmas Day special, where Ncuti Gatwa will make his debut as the titular Time Lord
New snaps offer a glimpse at the festive episode, titled The Church On Ruby Road, which sees The Doctor join forces with his new companion Ruby Sunday, played by Millie Gibson
Little is known about Ruby Sunday as she was abandoned on Christmas Eve as a baby.
Now living with her mum, Carla and grandmother, Cherry her world is about to be turned upside when she encounters the Doctor and the two set off on their first adventure together…
Alongside Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson is Davina McCall who will be playing herself as she joins the cast alongside Michelle Greenidge as Ruby’s mum Carla, Angela Wynter as Ruby’s grandmother Cherry and Anita Dobson as Mrs Flood.
Davina said: ‘It is beyond an honour to be asked to appear in not only Doctor Who but also Ncuti’s first episode as the new Doctor.
‘It was such an extraordinary experience and Russell has written you all a Christmas delight! Now I just can’t wait for everyone to see it!’
Russell T Davies, Showrunner adds ‘From Day One in this job, I wanted Doctor Who back on Christmas Day!
‘And with Ncuti, Millie, Davina and the Goblin King, I hope it’s a feast for all the family!’
The first 60th Anniversary Special was praised by fans after it hit screens on Saturday, with David and Catherine reprising their roles as the Time Lord and his companion Donna Noble respectively.
Airing on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, the festive special sees the Doctor come face-to-face with the mythical and mysterious goblins as his life collides with Ruby
Davina McCall has also joined the cast for the upcoming episode, playing herself
The pair’s return to the BBC show, in the first of three specials, was lauded by fans, 15 years after they last travelled in the TARDIS together.
Viewers will next see The Doctor and Donna land on a mysterious alien planet in the second episode, titled The Wide Blue Yonder.
Little is known about the second special, with plot and cast details kept a closely-guarded secret.
The specials will then conclude with The Giggle, starring Neil Patrick Harris as the villainous Toymaker, and will lead into Ncuti Gatwa’s debut as The Doctor on Christmas Day.
Doctor Who’s second 60th Anniversary Special airs on Saturday at 6:30pm on BBC One. Ncuti Gatwa’s first episode as the Fifteenth Doctor will air on Christmas Day.