Agyness Deyn and Lily Allen tipped for Doctor Who
Could Agyness Deyn be ditching modelling for the world of TV?
The Brit It-model has been tipped for the coveted role of Doctor Who’s sidekick, with producers on the hunt for a ‘high-profile’ female to star alongside the new doctor, little-known actor Matt Smith.
Executive producer, Piers Wenger, revealed that he was on the hunt for someone who could replicate the success of Billie Piper, who was best known for her music career before taking on the role of Rose in the cult BBC show.
He explained, ‘Someone terribly exciting like Billie, who was at the beginning of her acting career but who had a profile for other reasons, would be great. We are looking for someone whose light can burn brightly.’
Other names reportedly on the table include Lily Allen, Kelly Brook and Rachel Stevens.
Fuelling the rumours, Wenger commented on Allen, stating, ‘We would never cast anyone on the basis of their celebrity, but if Lily wanted to audition we would be delighted. It would be a lot of fun.’
Brook and Stevens are also possibilities, after becoming high-profile public favourites during their respective appearances on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.