Millie Gibson was announced as the new companion alongside Ncuti Gatwa’s new Doctor in Doctor Who, and though he has been having a good run so far, it looks like she’s going the way of Christopher Eccleston and is only hanging out for one season.
Variety has confirmed that Gibson will be exiting Doctor Who and will be replaced by Varada Sethu (Andor). We don’t have any details about Sethu’s character now, but it is said that she is currently shooting the 15th season with Gatwa in Wales.
Here’s a look at Sethu in Andor:
Gibson’s character, Ruby Sunday, was introduced back in December’s Christmas special, and was expected to hang around for a couple more years before being switched out for another companion. We don’t know exactly why Gibson is leaving, but she is going to return as Ruby for at least one more episode in Season 14 which is set to drop this May on the BBC and Disney+.
For now, fans are wondering as to what exactly went down that chose Gibson to leave the show, but everyone is already making comparisons with previous Doctor Eccleston, and is wondering if it has anything to do with returning Who showrunner Russell T. Davies.
When Gibson was first cast in the role, she did say, “I am beyond honored to be cast as the Doctor’s companion… It is a gift of a role, and a dream come true.”
It’s certainly disappointing that Gibson didn’t last as long in the role, but hopefully she can make some kind of comeback in the future. I mean, even Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) managed to make a return with David Tennant as her Doctor.
Watch out for Doctor Who when it comes back this May on the BBC.