Doctor Who Christmas special review: Ncuti Gatwa is so charismatic you want to jump into the TV

By Robert J. Matthews

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The Christmas special introduces the Fifteenth Doctor, played by Ncuti Gatwa, known for his role in Sex Education.

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Gatwa's Doctor showcases remarkable charisma, making it convincing why Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson) would follow him through space and time.

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The plot involves facing carnivorous goblins with Sunday, adding excitement and fantasy elements to the storyline.

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Ruby Sunday's origin story unfolds on Christmas Eve, where a stranger leaves her on the steps of a church, setting the stage for a unique adventure.

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Ruby seeks her birth parents with the help of Davina McCall, adding a heartfelt touch to the storyline.

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The narrative takes a fun turn with mischievous goblins causing accidents, turning Christmas decorations into deadly weapons.

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The special incorporates CGI goblins, contributing to the fantasy aspect, though their impact may vary.

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 The goblins serve as a means to find the Doctor a new companion, introducing Ruby Sunday as a potential addition to the Tardis.

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