Millie Gibson and Ncuti Gatwa are as close as ever (Picture: Lara Cornell/BBC Studios/Bad Wol)
Instead, after reports that Doctor Who showrunner Russell had already written out Millie’s character in forthcoming scripts, with a source claiming that she will only be back ‘to tie up loose ends’, it is rumoured that Varada Sethu will star alongside Ncuti’s Time Lord.
And while Millie seems to have been ignoring the reports with a selection of holiday snaps, she’s now showed off her adorable friendship with the Sex Education star.
Ncuti, 31, posted a series of self-declared thirst traps on Instagram, to which Millie commented: ‘I’m breathless.’
This comes after he made his feelings known about the claims she’d been axed, sending her some love on Instagram with a photo of them on the set of Doctor Who with the caption ‘My lil [heart emoji]’.
‘First thirst trap of 2024’ (Picture: ncutigatwa/Instagram)
Millie gushed over Ncuti’s steamy pics (Picture: Instagram)
Earlier this week, 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 Sex Education star Ncuti’s second series as the Time Lord, airing in 2025.
The eight episodes she has already filmed air from May.
Millie will reportedly only make a handful of appearances over Ncuti’s second series (Picture: James Pardon/Bad Wolf/BBC Studios)
She’s been sharing some holiday snaps as the rumours emerged (Picture: Instagram)
When it was announced that Millie had been cast as Ruby Sunday, Ncuti was full of praise for his future co-star.
‘She is full of talent, strength, she has a cheeky sparkle in her eye and is sharp as a razor.
‘From the moment she walked into the room she captured all of our attention with her effervescence and then solidified that attention with the sheer torque of her talent.
‘This adventure is going to be so wild and so fun, I cannot WAIT to sail the universe with Millie!’
Ncuti made his feelings heard loud and clear (Picture: Instagram)
Millie’s Doctor Who debut over the festive period went down a storm with fans who praised her her effortless chemistry with Ncuti and brilliant wit.
‘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.
Metro.co.uk previously approached the BBC and Millie Gibson’s reps for comment.
Doctor Who is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
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