Ncuti Gatwa has been announced as the next Doctor Who. The BBC announced the casting of the Sex Education star as the next face of time-travelling hero the Doctor just today in a tweet on the official Doctor Who Twitter account.

Scottish actor Gatwa, who was born in Rwanda, starred as Eric Effiong in Netflix’s popular Sex Education about socially awkward high school student Otis (Asa Butterfield) and his sex therapist mother Jean (Gillian Anderson). Speaking of his new role, Gatwa said:

“There aren’t quite the words to describe how I’m feeling. A mix of deeply honoured, beyond excited and of course a little bit scared. This role and show means so much to so many around the world, including myself, and each one of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled that unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care. I will endeavour my upmost to do the same.

Author and Doctor Who’s Rosa script-writer Malorie Blackman replied:

“Woot! How much do I LOVE this. Let me count the ways! This is going to be AMAZING!”