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Doctor Who turns the London Eye blue for screening of Christmas special

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Doctor Who turns the London Eye blue for screening of Christmas special

Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson light up the iconic London eye to mark their debut as the Fifteenth Doctor and Ruby Sunday, the Doctor’s Companion.

Last night (December 11th) to mark the highly anticipated arrival of the Christmas special of Doctor Who, the Fifteenth Doctor Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson, who plays the Doctor’s latest companion Ruby Sunday, turned the lastminute.com London Eye blue.

Sarah Bold, Head of Scripted at BBC Studios:

“What an incredible way to celebrate Doctor Who’s 60th year and the launch of our brand new Doctor Ncuti Gatwa and companion Millie Gibson. Lighting up an iconic British landmark with an iconic British brand.”

BBC Radio 1 Presenter Yinke Bokinni

Fifteenth Doctor Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson, who plays the Doctor’s latest companion Ruby

Accompanied by BBC Radio 1 Presenter Yinke Bokinni, the stars set off a bespoke light display before attending the world premiere of the Christmas special at the prestigious British Film Institute alongside Showrunner Russell T Davies and celebrity guests.

The custom Doctor Who inspired light display at the London Eye replicated the blues, purples and golds of the time Vortex – the dimensional plane where the TARDIS travels through time and space. The TARDIS itself also made a cameo appearance to the delight of fans.

Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson, turn the London Eye ‘Who Blue’

Doctor Who’s Christmas special, The Church on Ruby Road, airs December 25th at 5.55pm on BBC One

The activation is part of Doctor’s Who‘s takeover of London’s South Bank, as fans can also visit a bespoke 180-degree interactive sculpture, showcasing the current Doctor, David Tennant, seamlessly regenerating into the Fifteenth Doctor, Ncuti Gatwa.

Joel Collins, Executive Producer at Bad Wolf:

“We are delighted to share the first full adventure with this new exciting Tardis team- the phenomenal Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson. This special has all the beauty and scale synonymous with a Russell T Davies script and a Bad Wolf production along with a sprinkle of Christmas magic  – lighting up both the screen and the London Eye!”

Doctor Who‘s Christmas special, The Church on Ruby Road, airs December 25th at 5.55pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, and streams on Disney+ globally outside of the UK and Ireland.

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