Ncuti Gatwa will be joining Graham Norton and other celebrities on his red sofa next month, ahead of his Christmas special as The Doctor.


Gatwa will appear on The Graham Norton Show on Friday 15th December on BBC One at 10:40pm, talking all things Doctor Who and the upcoming festive instalment, which will air on Christmas Day.

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The Doctor Who Christmas special is titled The Church on Ruby Road, as originally confirmed by Disney Plus.

Showrunner Russell T Davies recently teased what viewers can expect from the new festive episode, describing it as "thrilling".

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During an appearance on the BBC's Morning Live, Davies teased: "It's really exciting, it's thrilling, it's explosive, it's brilliant. You've seen Ncuti in Sex Education – he is just the most phenomenal human being. Christmas Day is a new start again, come and join a brand new adventure."

Following the Christmas special, Gatwa will return as The Doctor in a full season, which is expected to be released in 2024.

Elsewhere on the sofa will be Imelda Staunton talking about playing Queen Elizabeth II in the final episodes of The Crown, The Tourist's Jamie Dornan, and Jack Lowden, who is starring in the latest season of spy drama Slow Horses.

Of course it wouldn't be a Graham Norton Show without an exceptional performance and so Gregory Porter will be performing Christmas Wish during the show.

If you're after a taste of The Graham Norton Show before then, the chat show series continues on Friday 24th November, with special guests Michael Fassbender, comedy legend Jennifer Saunders, Back to Life star Daisy Haggard and pop superstars Take That.

The Graham Norton Show continues on BBC One on Friday 24th November at 10:40pm.

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