Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Lily Allen to play 'Who' assistant?

Lily Allen is being lined up to play the Doctor's assistant, say reports.According to The Sun, the BBC wants the popstar to replace Catherine Tate in a future series of the sci-fi drama.An insider commented: "Lily is multi-talented. She comes from more of a TV background than a musical one. "After the chat show we hope she’ll take over from Catherine as Dr Who’s assistant. We’ve talked to her and she was excited by the idea."Billie [Piper] used Doctor Who for her transition from music to acting. We think Lily can emulate that. The great thing about the show is it’s good fun but still a cool thing to be involved with. "It would be perfect for Lily and she would be perfect for the show."The news follows rumours that David Tennant will be replaced as the Doctor at the end of the next series.The source added: "With Lily and someone younger and edgier in the lead role it could open up the show to a new, trendier crowd. "John Simm and Rhys Ifans have both been linked with the role. Lily would make a very cool couple with either of them."

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