On securing the role, Yasmin said: “If anyone would have told eight-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.”
The third and final Doctor Who special is set to air in October 2022 as part of the BBC’s centenary celebrations.
Doctor Who is available to watch on BBC iPlayer