Doc­tor Who’s next?


Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By LAURA HARD­ING news@sun­

FOR­MER Doc­tor Who star Bil­lie Piper has ruled her­self out of re­plac­ing Peter Ca­paldi when the Time Lord re­gen­er­ates at the end of the up­com­ing series.

But she has backed calls for the new Doc­tor to be FE­MALE.

Ca­paldi, 58, an­nounced he will leave the Tardis in the Christ­mas Spe­cial later this year, say­ing his time as the 12th Doc­tor has been “cos­mic”.

Piper, 34, played com­pan­ion Rose Tyler op­po­site Christo­pher Ec­cle­ston and David Ten­nant’s Doc­tors, be­fore repris­ing the role for later spe­cials.

She is just one of the fe­male stars fans have said they would like to see in the ti­tle role.

But yes­ter­day Bil­lie said: “I wouldn’t like that re­spon­si­bil­ity – it’s just too enor­mous, it’s so much work.”

She said she’d like to see an­other woman in the role in­stead, adding: “They’ve been talk­ing about that since I started – maybe it’s one of those things they like to talk about that never comes to fruition”

Piper added that the role calls for “some­one re­ally sassy” and said Cap­tain Amer­ica star Hay­ley Atwell, who is also a pop­u­lar choice among fans on Twit­ter, would be a good op­tion.

WHO’S WHO? Bil­lie and Peter

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