Fame and fortune always come with the role of the legendary lead in ‘Doctor Who’ – but as it turns out, new doctor Ncuti Gatwa already has both.
The actor, who will accept the coveted job later this year, is not only known for his starring role in the Netflix series Sex Education, but it also helped him become a millionaire.
New figures show Ncuti, who also stars in the new Barbie movie, has almost a seven-figure sum in his bank account.
Not bad for a 30-year-old who got his big break in 2019.
A TV insider said: “Under normal circumstances, becoming The Doctor is the career move that ensures you never have to worry about money again.”
“It’s an incredibly lucrative position, and it leads to all sorts of side jobs and acting opportunities that fill a Time Lord’s coffers.
“But Ncuti has already amassed a small fortune through hard work and skillful role choice.”
He caught the public’s attention in the role of Eric Effiong, the openly gay student at Moordale Secondary School, where his best friend Otis, played by Asa Butterfield, makes a living by taking second-hand intimacy advice from his mother, Jean Milburn, played by Gillian Anderson, a sex therapist.
He turned the little-known cast of young actors into stars in three brilliant series and helped Ncuti land one of the most coveted jobs on British television.
Accounts from his company, Gemini Moon Limited, show he has £915,000 in cash in the bank and £44,000 in other assets.
As any former Time Lord will attest, once he is established as the fifteenth incarnation, his accounts will crumble under the weight of his earnings.
I wouldn’t be surprised if David Tennant refuses to hand over the keys to the Tardis when his second inning as Doctor finally comes to an end…
Five Star Hilton Secrets
IT was the hotel of choice for the Beatles, the Dalai Lama, Tina Turner and Simon Cowell – and Keith Richards even dreamed up the Rolling Stones hit ‘Satisfaction’ in a suite there.
Now Channel 5 is taking viewers to the London Hilton on Park Lane for a new documentary.
The series will tie in with the celebrations of the hotel’s opening 60 years ago, when it became the city’s only skyscraper, based on the ITV shows ‘The Ritz’ and ‘The Savoy’.
A TV insider said: “As with all five-star hotels, there’s never a shortage of drama and behind-the-scenes glee. And it hides many mysteries.
“A dedicated staff works across multiple floors, underground, beneath the glitz and glamor only guests see to ensure smooth operations and impeccable service.”
BIG ZUU is joined by a host of celebrity guests for a new series of Big Eats.
Olympic star Sir Mo Farah, TV presenter Jonathan Ross, soccer pundit Alex Scott and rapper Aitch are among the cast for Season 4 when Big Zuu’s Big Eats returns to Dave this fall.
Lots of love for Char
SHE IS one of the most unlikely documentary stars on TV, but Charlotte Crosby’s Fly on the Wall show was such a hit that she’s got a second series.
BBC3 has commissioned the second installment of Charlotte In Sunderland, which will see the former Geordie Shore artist filmed in her hometown. She said:
“Last year was a rollercoaster ride and the BBC and Chatterbox have shown great sensitivity as they filmed some of the happiest and saddest moments of my life.
“I will cherish it forever as a tribute to my dear Nana Jean.
“Get ready for another great series. It will be full of lols and a few surprises!”
The second season of Charlotte in Sunderland will be broadcast on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer this autumn.
Wright did double that
IAN WRIGHT has announced a big change for Moneyball Season 2.
The ex-footballer said contestants will no longer compete alone against The Launcher, but will instead go head-to-head in pairs to win life-changing sums of money in the ITV quiz, which starts this weekend.
Revealing the twist, Ian told The Sun’s TV magazine, which appears in the paper tomorrow: “Everyone comes in pairs so they have some help but also someone to share the experience with.”
Moneyball is offering players a chance to win up to £250,000 – but they might go home with nothing.
Ian says: “I get more nervous than the contestants, I really want them to win.”
Moneyball returns on ITV1 on Saturday at 8pm.
The classic animated series The Raccoons returns to screens after a 31-year hiatus.
The US hit, which ran from 1985 to 1992 and aired on CBBC, has been remastered and restored.
It will be available on BritBox UK, available through ITVX Premium.