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 has backed calls for the new Doctor to be female.
Peter has announced that he will leave the Tardis in the Christmas special later this year, saying his time as the 12th Doctor has been “cosmic”.
Billie, 34, played companion Rose Tyler opposite Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant’s Doctors. She reprised the role for later specials and is one of the female stars fans have said they would like to see in the title role.
However, she told the Press Association: “I wouldn’t like that responsibility, it’s just too enormous, it’s so much work.”
Billie said she would like to see another woman in the role instead, adding: “They have been talking about that since I started. Maybe it’s one of those things they like to talk about that never comes to fruition, annoyingly.