We don't have long to go before Ncuti Gatwa makes his highly anticipated Doctor Who debut, with David Tennant reprising the lead role this weekend for the 60th anniversary special.


To mark the celebrations, the Doctor Who official Twitter/X channel shared a 60 years of Doctor Who compilation featuring some of the iconic sci-fi series's most memorable moments – and even teasing what's to come.

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"60 years of #DoctorWho, a lifetime of memories... how many can you squeeze into 60 seconds? Let's find out!" they wrote. As it turns out, it's quite a lot.

The clip opens with Gatwa before cutting to shots of his predecessors, from Tennant to First Doctor William Hartnell, and including Jo Martin's Fugitive Doctor.

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We're then taken across some of the Doctors' best quotes, including Tom Baker's, "There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes."

Towards the end of the clip, we get our very first glimpse of Gatwa's Doctor and Millie Gibson's companion, Ruby Sunday, in action, with the pair appearing to be running from something.

It's only a flash, but we do see the Doctor frantically reach for Ruby and usher her into the TARDIS.

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What is clear is that the pair are in for quite the high-stakes and lengthy adventure, with showrunner Russell T Davies already hard at work on scripts for the Fifteenth Doctor's second season.

Before we find out what exactly they're running from, Tennant will return to our screens this weekend in anniversary special episode The Star Beast, which will see him reunite with Catherine Tate's Donna Noble for a brand new adventure.

The pair will face some old and new foes before Gatwa takes over for the Christmas special, which will air on Christmas Day.

Doctor Who's first 60th anniversary special The Star Beast airs at 6:30pm on Saturday 25th November on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Classic episodes are available on BritBox – you can sign up for a 7-day free trial here.

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