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Billie Piper hints at Doctor Who comeback after Russell T. Davies returns to the helm

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Billie Piper has taken a conveniently timed U-turn over Doctor Who (Picture: BBC)

Billie Piper has suggested she would return to Doctor Who after previously ruling out ever reprising her role as Rose Tyler.

The 39-year-old was right at the centre of Doctor Who’s relaunch in 2005, starring alongside Christopher Ecclestone’s Time Lord for one series and then David Tennant for another two.

Only this year, the former pop star ruled out returning to the sci-fi franchise, but suddenly she appears to have taken a U-turn just as Russell T. Davies, who was showrunner during her run, confirmed he was back in the driver’s seat.

In a recent Cameo video, she said: ‘Would I ever go back? I think if the circumstances and the story were right.

‘I feel like I’ve had enough time away from it to really, really want back in on it.

‘I feel like my kids are are at a good age and may appreciate that too, which is often my incentive to do anything.’

 

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Russell T Davies is returning to the helm of Doctor Who (Picture: BBC / Rex)

Her remarks are a far cry from her quite firm statement to the Guardian earlier in 2021, stressing she ‘wouldn’t go back’ as the job ‘dominates your life’.

‘It’s a great role, but you’re away from your kids for so long,’ she said. ‘It’s mainstream family viewing so you can’t really escape it. It feels like it makes you very, very famous.’

Just last week it was announced Davies would be returning as Doctor Who showrunner for the show’s 60th anniversary, with It’s A Sin star Olly Alexander the new favourite to replace current Doctor, Jodie Whittaker.

In a statement, he said: ‘I’m beyond excited to be back on my favourite show. But we’re time-travelling too fast, there’s a whole series of Jodie Whittaker’s brilliant Doctor for me to enjoy, with my friend and hero Chris Chibnall at the helm – I’m still a viewer for now.’

But first, Jodie will star in the next series for six episodes as well as a further three specials planned for 2022.

Doctor Who is available to stream on BBC iPlayer now. 


Credit: Original article published here.

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