Matt Smith, who of course plays the role of the Doctor in the BBC’s long running sci-fi romp, Doctor Who, has hinted that Billie Piper may reprise her role as the Time Lord’s companion, Rose Tyler, for the show’s 50th anniversary special.
Billie featured as Rose during the somewhat brief tenure of Christopher Eccleston in the role of the Doctor, and continued to play sidekick to David Tennant when he took over the all important role.
Speaking to The Sun’s TV Biz, Matt – who starred in drama Ruby in the Smoke alongside Billie – said, “If I wanted a companion from the past, I would say Rose because I am good friends with Billie.”
The paper adds, “Rose was last seen heading off to build a life with a part-clone part-human version of the Doctor…”
The 90-minute anniversary special will reportedly feature “throwback homages” to characters past and present as the show’s journey from its inception to global success is chronicled.
But also, as we reported recently, Doctor Who fans are set to enjoy an online miniseries about the Time Lord’s most recent companions, Amy and Rory, in a show entitled, Pond Life.
Of it, writer Chris Chibnall said, “Pond Life provides us with a lovely opportunity to catch up with Amy and Rory since we saw them at the end of the last series.
“It opens with them at home and gives us an insight into just what happens when the Doctor drops in and out of their lives…
“Travelling with the Doctor is one of the greatest things you can do, but it’s fun to spend a few moments looking at the chaos he can also bring.”
Pond Life will be shown exclusively online on the official Doctor Who website over five days as of Monday 27 August. The show will also be available on BBC1’s YouTube channel before it’s repeated in an omnibus – available via the red button – on Saturday 1 September.