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DOCTOR WHO: CHRISTMAS OVERNIGHT RATINGS REVEALED

As the Fifteenth Doctor, played by Ncuti Gatwa, takes over the TARDIS for his first epic adventure he will be joined by Ruby Sunday, played by Millie Gibson, as she makes her debut as the Doctor’s companion.



The episode sees the Doctor come face-to-face with the mythical and mysterious goblins as his life collides with Ruby Sunday, played by Millie Gibson.



Overnight figures, released by BARB and made public by BBC News corespondent Lizo Mzimba, show that The Church On Ruby Road was watched by an average audience of 4.7m on BBC One. It was the 3rd most watched show of the day across all channels, only behind The King and Strictly.


Little is known about Ruby Sunday as she was abandoned on Christmas Eve as a baby. Now living with her mum, Carla and grandmother, Cherry her world is about to be turned upside when she encounters the Doctor and the two set off on their first adventure together...



Alongside Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson is Davina McCall who will be playing herself as she joins the cast alongside Michelle Greenidge as Ruby’s mum Carla, Angela Wynter as Ruby’s grandmother Cherry and Anita Dobson as Mrs Flood.


The episode also sees a musical number 'The Goblin Song', composed by Murray Gold with lyrics from Russell T. Davies. The song is available to stream and download with proceeds going to BBC Children In Need.



Doctor Who: The Church On Ruby Road is available to stream now on BBC iPlayer.


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