Wednesday 1 February 2023


NEW Doctor Who Ncuti Gatwa has just moved into his first home after securing the prestigious role of the famed time travelling doctor - and he couldn’t wait to tell his fans about his good news. 

Ncuti,  who has revealed in the past that he was once homeless, couldn’t wait to show off his new London pad which he started moving into in mid January. 

He fully moved in this week and in a now deleted Insta story he grinned widely at the camera as he showed off his surroundings. 
He also wrote: “Man a homeowner now.”

Scottish Sex Education star Ncuti who was born in Rwanda, previously revealed that before landing the role, he'd struggled with homelessness and depression. 

He told the Big Issue in 2020 of his past struggles to make ends meet.

 He wrote: "Being a 25-year-old man with no money or job affected my sense of self-worth. Rejection became unbearable. Auditions weren't just acting jobs, they were lifelines." 

One friend gave me money towards paying off the prior month's rent and offered to let me move into their spare room rent free for a while.

Great, I thought. An opportunity to get back on my feet and start paying people back. On moving-in day, he changed his mind. As I was standing on the street with my suitcases, one thought came into my head: 'I'm homeless.'"

"To the outside world everything seemed fine. I was temping at Harrods. 

"I'd wake up from the double bed I shared with my best friend, leave the house without a hair out of place in a slick-looking trench coat and polished brogues. I would get compliments for looking so presentable. When I lost weight due to eating only one meal a day, people told me how lean and healthy I looked.”

Following his move in during the weekend Ncuti couldn’t wait to thank his removal team for being so kind. 

He wrote: “Finally FULLY in my yard. Hit up Den Drops Ltd if you need to move. So helpful. So efficient. And great banter. What more do you want.”

Ncuti will take over from fourteenth Doctor David Tennant at the end of 2023.

From Scotland with Love 
This article has since been published in the mail online.