Will Eric be back for Sex Education, or will Ncuti Gatwa be filming Doctor Who?

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Sex Education fans were over the moon for Ncuti Gatwa when it was announced he was going to be the next Doctor Who. But does that mean he'll miss filming as Eric for season four of the Netflix original?

Over the weekend, the BBC and 29-year-old Ncuti revealed he was taking over from Jodie Whittaker as the next Time Lord, walking the red carpet at the BAFTA TV awards alongside Doctor Who writer Russell Davies.

"It was an amazing audition and the last person to audition," Davies told RadioTimes.com of his casting decision. "I thought someone else was a guaranteed hit and then in [Ncuti] came and that person will never know."

Photo credit: Sam Taylor/Netflix - Netflix
Photo credit: Sam Taylor/Netflix - Netflix

And while we're SO excited to see the actor smash it in his new BBC role, some Sex Education fans have been left wondering whether this will have an impact on his filming schedule for season four.

What's Otis without Eric?!

Thankfully, Digital Spy say filming for Sex Ed's fourth season is set to begin during summer 2022, and likely will last until October/November. Asa Butterfield, who plays Otis, explained, "We haven't started filming yet. But we are planning to start filming soonish. And that's about all I can say."

They report Doctor Who has already started filming at Bad Wolf Studios in Cardiff, Wales, and is estimated to conclude sometime in July. Which, with a bit of good luck means Ncuti can happily star in both with no filming clashes. YES.

Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

The news comes as Simone Ashley, who plays one of the Untouchables Olivia, meanwhile broke hearts when she told This Morning she wouldn't be reprising her Sex Education role, instead focusing on the role of Kate Sharma. "No. I get asked that all the time. No, I'm a Bridgerton girl now."


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