Oh woah, and the all-new refresher for Doctor Who just keeps on coming! We can confirm that Yasmin Finney, who is currently captivating audiences with her role as Elle Argent in Heartstopper, has been filming scenes that’ll air in 2023 to coincide with the 60th Anniversary of the show!
Now, here is an intriguing part, she’ll be playing the character of Rose, and had this to say about joining Doctor Who and all the secrets ahead:
“If anyone would have told 8 year old Yasmin that one day she’d be part of this iconic show, I would have never in a million years believed them. This show has a place in so many people’s hearts, so to be seen as a trans actress by the legend himself Russell, has not only made my year, it’s made my life. I cannot wait to begin this journey and for you all to see how Rose blossoms. Get Ready.”
Russell T Davies, the returning Showrunner added:
“Life on Doctor Who gets brighter and wilder, how can there be another Rose? You’ll find out in 2023, but it’s an absolute joy to welcome Yasmin to the Doctor Who set. We all fell in love with her in Heartstopper, one of those shows which changes the world – and now Yasmin can change the Whoniverse!”
What is going on? Oh, so many theories! If you somehow missed it yesterday, David Tennant and Catherine Tate are also returning for the 60th year, let alone the finale of Jodie Whittaker‘s Doctor and the introduction of Ncuti Gatwa – here’s more from him!