Doctor Who’s next?
BUT BILLIE SAYS: IT’S NOT ME!
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