Ncuti Gatwa has claimed that a previous Doctor Who star is being resurrected.
Last year, the 31-year-old Sex Education star was named as the forthcoming 15th Doctor on the famous BBC sci-fi series, taking over from Jodie Whittaker.
At the time Ncuti, 30, said he was ‘deeply honoured, beyond excited and a little bit scared’ to have been cast, but would endeavour to ‘handle the unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care’.
Before his episodes air, David Tennant will reprise his role as the 14th Doctor in three specials to commemorate the series’ 60th anniversary.
However, Ncuti has now revealed that the first-ever Doctor would appear in his future series, despite the fact that the man who played him died in 1975.
William Hartnell played the first version of the Doctor from 1963 until 1966.
He’s about to make another appearance.
Ncuti revealed some information on what fans might expect.
‘I shouldn’t say this, but I shot a scene, somehow, with the first-ever Doctor, William Hartnell,’ he told The Mirror at this week’s GQ magazine at the Men of the Year ceremony.
‘We end up in the same scene together at some point.
‘To see that history – now a Black man as the Doctor! It was just very wild.’
Hartnell once characterised him as “a cross between the Wizard of Oz and Father Christmas.”
In the early 1970s, he repeated his part in the franchise’s tenth anniversary film The Three Doctors, which was his final performance as an actor.
When his wife Heather learned of his intended participation, she told the show’s crew that his declining memory and deteriorating health would prohibit him from appearing in the programme.
The crew and Heather agreed that Hartnell would sit down during the shot and recite his lines off cue cards.
However, many of his original programmes are no longer available in the archives due to the then-standard practise of destroying old reels in the 1960s.
Doctor Who returns on Saturday 25th November on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.