Five actors who nearly played Doctor Who

The world’s biggest game of Guess Who is over and with Ncuti Gatwa confirmed as the next Doctor Who we can breathe a sigh of relief that James Corden didn’t get anywhere near the fabled blue box.

Returning show runner Russell T. Davies had another actor in mind (opens in new tab) but Gatwa’s audition proved so spectacular that Davies’ previous choice went out the Tardis window. “I thought someone else was a guaranteed hit and then in [Ncuti] came and that person will never know,” he explained.

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