Doctor Who – S8E9 – Flatline – Picture Shows: Rigsy (JOVIAN WADE) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Adrian Rogers
Doctor Who – S8E9 – Flatline – Picture Shows: Rigsy (JOVIAN WADE) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Adrian Rogers

Doctor Who’s Joivan Wade a.k.a Rigsy is among the nominations for the Rising Star award at this year’s Screen Nation Awards.  Other nominees include Cherrelle Skeete (Human Zoo), Eleanor Fanyinka (Holby), Franz Drameh (The Flash), Malachi Kirby (Jekyll & Hyde) and McKell David (Urban Hymm).

Joivan Wade, Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman Filming Doctor Who S9E10 – (c) BBC
Joivan Wade, Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman Filming Doctor Who S9E10 – (c) BBC

Wade first appeared in Doctor Who as the young graffiti artist in the series 8 episode ‘Flatline’ returning for series 9 in ‘Face the Raven’. He has since gone on to become a regular on the long-running BBC soap opera ‘Eastenders’, appearing as Jordon Johnson. Some may also regconise hm from ‘Casualty’ and from comedy ‘Big School’ opposite David Williams and another former Doctor Who star Catherine Tate (Donna Noble).

The annual Screen Nation Awards was the first and remains the most culturally diverse televised film & TV awards show in Europe and showcases the best black British and international film & TV talent. Previous guests include Spike Lee (Producer/Director), Idris Elba (Luther), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Sophie Okonedo (The Escape Artist).

Public voting is now open in all categories such as Favourite Female/Male TV Personality, Favourite Comedy Production and Emerging Talent. Winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony on the 19th March at the London Hilton Metropole. If you would like to be part of the event tickets are available for the awards ceremony and after party.

To find out more about Screen Nation visit their website.

Good luck to Joivan Wade and all the other nominees.

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