Millie Gibson wants to push herself “completely out of [her] comfort zone” on her next job once she has left ‘Doctor Who’.

Millie Gibson wants to push herself completely out of her ‘comfort zone’ on her next job once she has left ‘Doctor Who’

Millie Gibson wants to push herself completely out of her ‘comfort zone’ on her next job once she has left ‘Doctor Who’

The former ‘Coronation Street’ actress, 19, debuted in the new series of the BBC show as Ruby Sunday alongside the Time Lord, played by 31-year-old Ncuti Gatwa, last Saturday (11.05.24), and was rumoured to be exiting the programme next year.

Millie has now told the Radio Times about her future career plans: “‘Doctor Who’ is super challenging but I'd love to do something that's completely out of my comfort zone.

“In this industry, you can't even fathom what you could do next. If someone had said to me at ‘Corrie’, ‘you will be a ‘Doctor Who’ companion’, I'd have said, ‘haha, not sure about that’. So I'll go wherever it takes me.”

Even though Millie has loved her time on the show so far, the actress admitted working on ‘Doctor Who’ was more intense than when she appeared on ‘Coronation Street’.

She added: “‘Coronation Street’ runs like clockwork as we were doing 10 to 13 scenes a day.

“It definitely geared me up for this experience because Ncuti and I are primarily the only two people in the cast - we're in every scene, every day!

“So they're different shows but can be quite similar. They are both iconic British dramas too, and each has a level of pressure, but this one [‘Doctor Who’] is a little bit more pressure!”

After rumours began to circulate about Millie’s impending departure, ‘Doctor Who’ showrunner Russell T. Davies insisted she would stay for at least the next two years.

When SFX Magazine asked if the actress would soon be exiting the show, he said: “Not leaving. Not at all.”

Russell, 61, added: “We were ordered for two years of a series off Disney, and we're delivering two years, and the Ruby Sunday story literally spans those two years.

“We are planning [to] shoot the [season two] finale in which Ruby has the most magnificent scenes, and Millie, it's some of your most challenging material yet, isn't it? It will all make sense once you see it play out.”