Doctor Who Christmas special premieres in London

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Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson unitedly pushed a button which turned the famous landmark the London Eye TARDIS blue for the world premiere of the Doctor Who Christmas special The Church on Ruby Road.

The two Doctor Who stars, who play the Doctor and Ruby Sunday in the special, set off a bespoke light display which replicated the blues, purples and golds of the time vortex – the dimensional expanse where the TARDIS travels through time and space.

Alongside Gatwa and Gibson, other actors staring in the special, Michelle Greenidge, Angela Wynter and Anita Dobson, were accompanied by Radio One presenter Yinka Bokinni before attending the world premiere of the Christmas special at British Film Institute. Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies and producers Phil Collinson Joel Collins were also present for the premiere festivities.


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“Doctor Who is just the perfect show for Christmas,” Ncuti Gatwa said at the premiere. “It’s a family show. It’s so nostalgic.”

“Absolute magic,” Millie Gibson added. “Something you’ve never, ever seen of the Doctor before.”

Bokinni interviewed Ncuti Gatwa, Millie Gibson and Russell T Davies in a panel after the screening.


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The Church on Ruby Road will be available on 25 December exclusively on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK and Ireland at 5:55pm BT and streams on Disney+ globally outside of the UK and Ireland.

A new 8-episode Doctor Who series starring Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson will debut in Spring of 2024 followed by the 2024 festive special later in the year.