New Doctor Ncuti Gatwa had a ‘huge telling off by show bosses’ over a foul-mouthed moment on set
New Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa revealed he was told off by show bosses for ‘swearing’ while wearing his character costume, The Sun revealed.
The Sex Education star, 31, made his debut as the fifteenth beloved doctor appearing alongside legend David Tennant for the 60th anniversary special.
It seems the foul-mouthed accident happened on set during filming, as Ncuti was still wearing his iconic Time Lord costume.
But show boss Russel T Davies was quick to remind him that was not the appropriate language within that environment.
‘I got called into Russell’s office. Woo! And he let me know that that’s not acceptable,’ Ncuti revealed.
New Doctor Who Ncuti Gatwa revealed he was told off by show bosses for ‘swearing’ while wearing his character costume, The Sun revealed
The Sex Education star, 31, made his debut as the fifteenth beloved doctor appearing alongside legend David Tennant for the 60th anniversary special
‘He said, ‘Do what you want when you’re out of costume, but when you’re in costume, do not let us catch you swearing’.’
The Rwanda-born actor will be seen as Doctor Who in the upcoming Christmas special – where he will be paired with his new adventure companion Ruby Sunday, played by former Coronation Street actress Millie Gibson.
On Saturday Doctor Who drew in a peak of 6.2M viewers for Ncuti’s much anticipated debut.
However, all was not as it seemed as a huge twist saw both versions of the Doctor remain on screen, in a huge move away from tradition on the long-running show.
The much-anticipated episode pulled in around 4.5million average viewers with a peak of just more than 6million, according to new overnight ratings.
In comparison, Jodie Whittaker’s last ever episode as she bowed out of the role only racked in 3.6million average viewers with a peak of 4million.
Ncuti’s debut came when ‘creepy’ returning villain The Toymaker, played by Neil Patrick Harris, shot David’s Doctor through the chest, forcing him to regenerate.
The Toymaker had turned human beings on Earth mad, before challenging the Doctor to a deadly game – which put the planet at stake – forcing the Time Lord to accept to try and save Earth.
As the foul-mouthed accident happened on set while filming, Ncuti revealed show boss Russel T Davies told him: ‘Do what you want when you’re out of costume, but when you’re in costume, do not let us catch you swearing’
On Saturday Doctor Who drew in a peak of 6.2M viewers for Ncuti’s much anticipated debut
The third and final special to mark the sci-fi series’ 60th Anniversary saw David Tennant’s brief return to the role end when he regenerated into Sex Education star Ncuti (David Tennant pictured left)
However, all was not as it seemed as a huge twist saw both versions of the Doctor remain on screen, in a huge move away from tradition on the long-running show
The much-anticipated episode pulled in around 4.5million average viewers with a peak of just more than 6million, according to new overnight ratings
Ncuti’s debut came when ‘creepy’ returning villain The Toymaker shot David’s Doctor through the chest, forcing him to regenerate
Shooting the Doctor, The Toymaker said: ‘I played one game with the First Doctor, I played the second with this Doctor, so your rules declare that I must play the third game with the next Doctor!’
His companions Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) and the returning Melanie Bush (Bonnie Langford) ran over to support him as he regenerated, with fans expecting that to be the end for David’s character.
Melanie reassured him: ‘You’re going to be someone else, it doesn’t matter who, because every single one of you is fantastic!’
While David tearfully said: ‘It’s time, here we go again! Alonzee,’ as he expected to be replaced, but a huge twist saw his character remain alongside his new incarnation.
As he remained after the regeneration, he asked Donna and Melanie: ‘Could you, pull? It feels different this time,’ and as they yanked on his arms, Ncuti shot out of him and the two Time Lords stood alongside each other in a massive twist.
Making his hotly-anticipated debut, Ncuti’s Doctor shouted: ‘No way!’ as he laid eyes on David, moving away from tradition which normally sees one Doctor replace another upon regeneration.
David said: ‘You’re me,’ while Ncuti replied: ‘No, I’m me. I think I’m really, really me! Oh-ho-ho I am completely me!’
When asked what had happened, Ncuti’s Doctor said: ‘Bi-generation, I have bi-generated. There’s no such thing, bi-generation is supposed to be a myth, but-!’
The pair of Doctors then used their talents to face off with The Toymaker together and incredibly managed to beat him at his own game, sending the villain out of existence forever.
David’s Doctor said: ‘Best of three, and my prize, Toymaker, is to banish you from existence, for ever!’
‘No, you can’t. But I – not fair, please,’ the Toymaker said, before giving the ominous warning: ‘My legions are coming.’
However, it appears that it is not the end, as a mystery hand was seen picking up the Toymaker’s gold tooth as it was left behind – after The Toymaker had told the Doctor how he defeated villain The Master and trapped him in the tooth.
After banishing The Toymaker from the world, both David and Ncuti’s versions of the character stayed on screen, and went back to the TARDIS with Donna.
David asked Ncuti: ‘How’s this going to work, you and me?’ as the huge twist saw two Doctors remain after a regeneration for the first time ever.
Ncuti told him: ‘You’re thin as a pin love, you’re running on fumes,’ before urging him to slow down and ‘stop’ rather than running and travelling in the TARDIS.
Ncuti then paid tribute to a whole host of former companions, including the late Elisabeth Sladen, who portrayed Sarah Jane Smith and sadly died in 2011.
‘Sarah Jane has gone, can you believe that for a second?’ Ncuti said as they sweetly paid tribute to the iconic actress.
Neil Patrick Harris also sent fans wild as he appeared as creepy villain The Toymaker, sending human beings on Earth mad and challenging the Doctor to a game with high stakes
Neil portrayed devious villain The Toymaker, who last appeared on the drama in 1966, when he was portrayed by Michael Gough in The Celestial Toymaker four-part storyline
Elsewhere in the episode, Bonnie Langford made her hotly-anticipated return, over three decades after she originally boarded the TARDIS
Ncuti then told David’s Doctor to try and lead a life of his own, to which David said: ‘I’ve never let the TARDIS go, never, that would hurt.’
In another huge twist, Ncuti managed to transform the one TARDIS into two separate time machines as a ‘reward’ for them winning the game against The Toymaker, under his rules where games override logic.
The episode ended with Ncuti heading off for more time-travelling adventures in the TARDIS, while David stayed on Earth with Donna and her family in a sweet happy ending for David’s character after he briefly returned to the role.
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