Speaking in the Daily Star, Billie Piper has been giving advice to new Doctor Who Matt Smith, it transpires.
Im sure the degree of advise is more along the lines of what the actor can expect from the crazy world of Doctor Who which seems to get bigger and bigger every year, rather than how he should portray his character, dress, or whether he should propose to his funky South American girlfriend.
‘He called me and said Ã´hat am I going to do?Ã¶’ she tells the Daily Star Sunday.
‘Your life completely changes as it’s such a huge show, just about the biggest show on TV,’ she adds. ‘He’s just about to embark on that.
‘But I’m a big fan of Matt. He’s a stirring actor and has the right energy for the part of the Doctor. The role is in good hands.’
Billie is set to be forever linked with Doctor Who, it would seem, whether she wever returns to the series as Rose Tyler, another character when she’s much older, or doesn’t return at all.
Of course she’s absolutely right – Matt Smith does appear to be a solid young actor with plenty of energy, and his time in Doctor Who will be very interesting indeed…