Doctor Who Star Millie Gibson Replaced for Next Series

Doctor Who Star Millie Gibson Replaced for Next Series

Millie Gibson will reportedly only make a fleeting appearance in the next series of Doctor Who. 

The actress, 20, who plays Ruby Sunday in the BBC sci-fi series, bid a tearful farewell to the Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) in Saturday’s finale episode after it was revealed who her mother is. 

And The Mirror has revealed that the star’s coming scenes in the 2025 will be few and far between, before she is replaced by Varada Sethu, 32, who is said to have already started filming. 

An insider told the publication: ‘In next year’s series there is a big standalone episode featuring Ruby reminiscing about her time with the Doctor, as a flashback. 

‘And then the story about her and her family members is wrapped up in the season finale. But it’s more about them than her.’

Doctor Who Star Millie Gibson Replaced for Next Series

Doctor Who star Millie Gibson will reportedly only make fleeting appearance in next year’s series as she is replaced

And The Mirror has revealed that the star's coming scenes in the 2025 will be few and far between, before she is replaced by Varada Sethu, 32, who is said to have already started filming

And The Mirror has revealed that the star’s coming scenes in the 2025 will be few and far between, before she is replaced by Varada Sethu, 32, who is said to have already started filming 

However, the insider added ‘the door has been left open’ for Millie to return as Ruby in the future.

MailOnline have contacted BBC representatives for comment.  

She made her much-anticipated debut as the Fifteenth Doctor’s companion Ruby Sunday in the 2023 Christmas special but after it was reported that she had been dropped after just one series.

Yet the BBC have since announced that both Millie and Varada will appear in the 2025 series alongside Ncuti. 

In a sneak peak clip for next series Ruby is seen in a bar telling people to stay inside, before flicking through a photo album with her mum and friends.

Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies previously confirmed that Millie’s character had simply been put on hold for now but she would return to the show before long. 

He explained: ‘This is a pause. I genuinely felt Ruby’s story paused there. She couldn’t get all that information about her family, all that emotional overload, and run off in the TARDIS. It pauses there. She’s coming back.’

In the meantime Millie has been pursing other ventures as she stars in the new reimagining of The Forsyte Saga.

In a first look at the new role in a MailOnline exclusive photo Millie was pictured wearing a wedding dress as she transformed in Irene Forsyte.

However, the insider added 'the door has been left open' for Millie to return as Ruby in the future

However, the insider added ‘the door has been left open’ for Millie to return as Ruby in the future 

Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies previously confirmed that Millie's character had simply been put on hold for now but she would return to the show before long

Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies previously confirmed that Millie’s character had simply been put on hold for now but she would return to the show before long 

In the meantime Millie has been pursing other ventures as she stars in the new reimagining of The Forsyte Saga as Irene Forsyte

In the meantime Millie has been pursing other ventures as she stars in the new reimagining of The Forsyte Saga as Irene Forsyte 

Millie is set to portray the iconic character of Irene, who is known for her scandalous ways when it comes to men, in Masterpiece PBS and Mammoth Screen’s adaptation.

The Forsyte Saga, based on John Galsworthy’s novels, is currently filming in the UK and Italy and follows the lives and loves of the wealthy Forsyte family. 

Based on the Nobel Prize-winning novels detailing love, loyalty, ambition and betrayal, The Forsyte Saga is written by acclaimed British screenwriter Debbie Horsfield and produced by Mammoth Screen, the team behind global television hit Poldark.

The ensemble cast also includes Francesca Annis, Jack Davenport, Tom Durant Pritchard, Jamie Flatters, Danny Griffin, Susan Hampshire, Owen Igiehon, Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Moyer, Josette Simon and Eleanor Tomlinson.

A UK broadcaster is yet to be announced for the series.

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