Doctor Who: Yasmin Finney joins 60th Anniversary Lineup

Yasmin Finney joins the Doctor Who cast for the 60th Anniversary special.

Becoming the third Doctor Who announcement in a week, Yasmin Finney joins the lineup of Doctor Who under the character name Rose.

Speaking of the announcement, Russell T. Davies says, “Life on Doctor Who gets brighter and wilder, how can there be another Rose?

“You’ll find out in 2023, but it’s an absolute joy to welcome Yasmin to the Doctor Who set. We all fell in love with her in Heartstopper, one of those shows which changes the world…” referring to Heartstopper, the Netflix show that has since gained global success and popularity and is where Finney found her success.

“And now Yasmin can change the Whoniverse!”

Speaking of the announcement Yasmin says, “If anyone would have told 8-year-old Yasmin that one day she’d be part of this iconic show, I would have never in a million years believed them.

“This show has a place in so many people’s hearts, so to be seen as a trans actress by the legend himself Russell, has not only made my year, it’s made my life.

“I cannot wait to begin this journey and for you all to see how Rose blossoms. Get ready.”

Within the last week, it was announced that Ncuti Gatwa would be filling the role of the Doctor after Jodie Whittaker regenerates, as well as David Tennant and Catherine Tate being confirmed to reprise their roles for the first time since 2010.

Doctor Who will return later this year with Jodie Whittaker’s final episode as part of the BBC Centenary celebrations.

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By Conor Riley

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