Doctor Who has a new companion — according to report

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TV Editor Nicola Methven of the Mirror has dropped some news regarding the future of companion actress Millie Gibson in the 2025 series of Doctor Who.

According to the article, the decision to write out companion Ruby Sunday was made last year by Showrunner Russell T Davies after Gibson finished filming on her first Doctor Who series.

Gibson has already completed some filming for some of Gatwa’s second series to air in 2025 and will reportedly be back “to tie up loose ends” in the coming weeks.

According to the report, Gibson will be replaced by 32-year-old actress Varada Sethu (Star Wars: Andor) during the filming of Ncuti Gatwa’s second series as the Doctor — currently in production.

A young South Asian actress was spotted filming Doctor Who in Penarth, Wales today. She was not identified.

According to the Mirror’s ‘insider’, “Millie Gibson has all but left now and there’s a brand new companion, which is really exciting. Russell is keeping things moving and isn’t letting the grass grow, that’s for sure.”

Fans have only had the chance to meet Ruby Sunday in last year’s Christmas day special, The Church on Ruby Road. They can look forward to an entire eight-episode series featuring Ruby as the companion this spring and a few episodes in 2025. Gibson will reportedly not appear in the 2024 Christmas special.

A new 8-episode Doctor Who series starring Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson will debut in May 2024.