The star played Amy Pond alongside Matt Smith's Doctor between 2010 and 2012, and has since gone on to the star in two Jumanji films and multiple Marvel Cinematic Universe entries.
She said: "My first reaction to both of them being cast was excitement. I sort of feel like they're going to inject a whole new lease of life – like it really got my attention. When I saw both of them, I was like, 'OK, I'm ready to jump into this now'.
"And it's just exciting, and it's new, and he's clearly brilliant because I've seen him in other things. So I think it's a really good piece of casting.”
Before we get to see the new pair in action, we've got a trio of specials featuring a returning Catherine Tate as Donna Noble and David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor, to celebrate the 60th anniversary.
Meanwhile, RuPaul's Drag Race two-time winner Jinkx Monsoon will star in Gatwa's first series as "The Doctor's most powerful enemy".
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 is released in UK cinemas on May 3 and in US cinemas on May 5.
Doctor Who returns later in 2023 on BBC One in the UK and Disney+ elsewhere. Meanwhile, in the US, the show airs on BBC America, with series 1-12 available on HBO Max. Classic Doctor Who streams on Britbox in the UK.
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