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June 17, 2006

We hardly knew ya

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It is official: Billie Piper leaves Doctor Who at the end of season two. Rose Tyler is at least the most important Who Companion since Romana II, arguably the most important ever, and I cannot see how this will be anything but a blow to the series. The linked Beeb article should have a foreshadowing/spoiler warning attached so read at your own risk. The following seems safe to quote.

"It has been an amazing adventure and I can confirm it comes to an end, for now at least, as series two climaxes," the former pop star said. Writer Russell T Davies said the Doctor Who team had created "a stunning exit" for Piper's character.

"The Doctor Who team have had a whole year to plan this final scene," he said. "We will miss Billie and wish her all the success in the world for her future."

Quite right.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 17, 2006 08:03 AM

Comments

Well her departure means I will probably watch the series now. I hope she dies spectacularily and Billie Piper fades in obscurity where she belongs.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 18, 2006 08:06 AM

I read that ex-Corrie-gal Nikki Sanderson is being touted as one possible replacement ... what, she mistakes The Doctor for a footballer?

Posted by: The_Campblog [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 18, 2006 07:37 PM

She would be perfect.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 18, 2006 07:49 PM