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Doctor Who: Millie Gibson Mystery Deepens with Recent Reporting

The rumors & rumblings surrounding how long Millie Gibson's Ruby Sunday will be a companion on Doctor Who got louder with a recent report.

Even though we still have about four months to go until Showrunner Russell T. Davies's Ncuti Gatwa (Fifteenth Doctor) & Millie Gibson (Ruby Sunday)-starring Doctor Who hits BBC One, BBC iPlayer & Disney+ screens, rumblings are beginning to get louder regarding the immediate future of the long-running show. Earlier this month, Gibson gave an interview where she covered a number of Doctor Who-related topics, from what it was like auditioning for the role to her experiences working with Gatwa, Davies, and the production team. But there were a few comments toward the end of the piece that left a number of fans wondering if Gibson's run would end up topping out at two series/seasons. Heading into the weekend, a report from a UK media site added more fuel to the dumpster fires of random speculation over Gibson's "Doctor Who" future.

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Image: BBC

In an exclusive report from The Mirror that was updated earlier today, Gibson is reportedly not only departing the show after Gatwa's first two series but will apparently only appear in three of her final season's eight episodes (with one expected to wrap up Ruby Sunday's storyline). In addition, the report alleges that Gibson will not appear in this year's Christmas Special – with a "guest companion" expected to join Gatwa. But the Doctor won't be without a companion for long, with actress Varada Seethu (Andor, Strike Back) reportedly joining Gatwa for his future adventures. Just to be clear – none of this has been officially confirmed. In fact, we're only covering it because it fits in line with the vibes coming from Gibson's interview from earlier this month. Whether it was done by coincidence or as an unofficial response to The Mirror report, Gatwa posted the following in Instagram Stories, tagging Gibson:

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Image: Instagram Stories Screencap

Doctor Who: Did Millie Gibson Signal Being Done After Series 2?

"It was so much fun! I think there were days where we got used to the madness of the job, and then when other people came in to do scenes with us, they were like, 'Oh wow, this is your job; this is what you do every day!' And we were like, 'Oh my God, I know!' It was just the most fun, and yeah, we really had a crazy time. And the team was wonderful… honestly, from the make-up department, props department, costume, everyone… I could go on for hours listing; they were the most supportive, kind people. And in a heartbeat, I would work with them all again," Gibson shared during an interview with Luxury London Living Fabric, explaining what her experience was like working on the show – with a sense of finality to it all.

Later, Gibson shared her thoughts on what the new year could hold for her – and it sounded like it's going to involve looking for new roles & new projects: "I think, now that the strike's over, probably auditioning again for parts and seeing what's out there." Near the end of the interview/profile, Gibson revealed, "Every year has seen such change for me; it's hard to think what might come next. I'd like to play a villain… If not that, I think I'm really intrigued by biopic roles that you really need to research. I think that would be a great challenge. I don't know; I think I'm just excited to see what's to come."

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Ray FlookAbout Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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