Sunday Mirror

Billie rules out future time travelling in the Tardis


BILLIE Piper has ruled out a return to Doctor Who because it’s “too much work” – but recommends actress Helena Bonham Carter for the next Time Lord.

Asked if she fancied a comeback as The Doctor’s companion Rose Tyler, she said: “I couldn’t – it’s so much work. It’s the face of a family show and that’s a lot of responsibi­lity that I’m not comfortabl­e with.”

Billie, 38, who first appeared as Rose in 2005 – accompanyi­ng both Christophe­r Ecclestone and David Tennant when they played The Doctor –– told Total Film magazine that

Helena, 54, would be ideal to take over from Jodie Whittaker.

She said: “She’s got that madcap energy – she’s a ruddy powerhouse.”

Speaking previously about the

gruelling schedule on Doctor Who, Billie said: “You were in Wales for nine months solid. And as a job it dominates your life.

“It’s mainstream family viewing so you can’t really escape it.”

Helena is 66/1 to be the next Doctor, with Michaela Coel in top spot at 4/1 and Kelly MacDonald at 6/1. Outsiders include Allen Carr at 100/1 and Katie Price at 200/1.

 ??  ?? COMPANIONS David & Billie
COMPANIONS David & Billie
 ??  ?? PIPER’S DREAM Helena

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