Heartstopper fans were delighted last night when they spotted none other than a young Kit Connor in An Adventure in Space and Time.


The docudrama, which tells the story of the beginning of Doctor Who, was released to mark the sci-fi's 50th anniversary in 2013, and aired again on BBC Four on Thursday 25th November to mark its 60th anniversary.

As viewers watched on, there were a couple of familiar faces, including Heartstopper's Kit Connor, who portrays Charlie in the docudrama.

Kit's character is seen watching the Daleks in An Adventure in Space and Time.

One fan on X (formerly known on Twitter) penned: "Watching An Adventure in Space and Time and look who it is! It's Nick Nelson himself Kit Connor! #DoctorWho."

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Kit isn't the only familiar face who featured in the docudrama to viewers' surprise, as Ncuti Gatwa was added to the revamped version.

In the original emotional final scene, viewers saw William Hartnell look up to see Matt Smith, who was the current Doctor when the programmed first aired.

However, a small addition was made, as Hartnell now sees Gatwa as the Doctor in the Whoniverse version.

Ncuti Gatwa in Adventure in Space and Time wearing a brown leather jacket
Ncuti Gatwa in Adventure in Space and Time. BBC BBC

Gatwa will play the Fifteenth Doctor, with his era beginning on Christmas Day. He'll be joined by Millie Gibson, who portrays companion Ruby Sunday.

An Adventure in Space and Time is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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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