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Millie Gibson brushes off Doctor Who ‘axe’ claim with sensational holiday snap-Ruth Lawes-Entertainment – Metro

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Millie Gibson brushes off Doctor Who ‘axe’ claim with sensational holiday snap-Ruth Lawes-Entertainment – Metro

It’s been claimed Millie Gibson will only return to Doctor Who to ‘tie up loose ends’ (Picture: James Pardon/Bad Wolf/BBC Studios)

Millie Gibson looked like she didn’t have a care in the world amid rumours she has been dropped by Doctor Who.

The former Coronation Street actress, 19, made her debut as the Time Lord’s companion, Ruby Tuesday, in the Christmas special, but it has been claimed she will not return for a second season.

Millie, who starred opposite Ncuti Gatwa’s Doctor in the Russell T Davies sci-fi series, has not addressed the claims but shared a picture on her Instagram Stories while away on holiday.

In the snap, the Butterfly actress is pictured from behind with her back facing the camera in a rock pool near the bottom of a cascading waterfall surrounded by trees.

The Love, Lies and Records star looked sensational in a blue bikini as she took some time off from her busy acting career.

On Saturday, it was reported that Doctor Who showrunner Russell had already written out Millie’s Ruby Tuesday in forthcoming scripts, with a source claiming that she will only be back ‘to tie up loose ends’.

Millie took some time out of her busy schedule for a holiday (Picture: Instagram)

Millie joined Doctor Who in the 2023 Christmas special episode (Picture: Instagram)

An insider told The Mirror: ‘Millie Gibson has all but left now and there’s a brand new companion, which is really exciting.

‘Russell is keeping things moving and isn’t letting the grass grow, that’s for sure.’

The publication added that Millie will only make a handful of appearances across Barbie star Ncuti’s second series as the Time Lord, airing in 2025.

The eight episodes she has already filmed air from May.

Ncuti appeared to respond to the rumours and sent Millie his love on Instagram (Picture: BBC Studios/Bad Wolf)

Her Doctor Who debut had been a hit with viewers (Picture: James Pardon/Bad Wolf/BBC Studios)

It is rumoured that Varada Sethu, 32, will be her replacement and will be joining Ncuti in the 2024 Christmas special.

A source added to the publication: ‘Varada is a real gem, Russell was just blown away by her talent. The cast and crew have really warmed to her and he’s sure the fans will too.’

She’s previously starred in Doctor Foster, Star Wars spin-off Andor, and movies Jurassic World Dominion and Now You See Me 2.

It’s rumoured Varada will be the Time Lord’s new companion (Picture: Mike Marsland/WireImage)

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While no official comment has been made, Ncuti appeared to respond to the reports on social media.

The Sex Education actor sent Millie some love on Instagram with a photo of them on the set of Doctor Who with the caption ‘My lil [heart emoji]’.

Millie’s Doctor Who debut went down a storm with fans who praised her her effortless chemistry with Ncuti and brilliant wit.

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‘Millie Gibson stole the show for me. I absolutely love Ruby Sunday!’ shared X user Ben L Maden after the episode aired.

‘I have to say, Millie Gibson already is proving that she’s gonna be one enjoyable and lovable companion. I literally cannot wait to see more of her as Ruby Sunday!! ❤️❤️,’ agreed Owen. previously approached the BBC and Millie Gibson’s reps for comment.

Doctor Who is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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