Billie Piper (Rose) would only return to Doctor Who “if it was shot in London”

Doctor Who’s first companion (in the 2005 reboot era) was played by teen pop idol Billie Piper. While Christoper Eccleston’s run as the Ninth Doctor was short-lived, Piper stayed on the show after him and made quite the mark. Her time alongside David Tennant represented one of the most profound, heartbreaking storylines that Doctor Who ever had.

And given how epic those stories were, I can’t help but wonder: will Billie Piper return to the series and join Tennant for the 60th anniversary show next year? Or how does she feel about a spin-off series?

Piper revealed her thoughts about a potential return while speaking with Buzzfeed. Read what she had to say below!

Will Billie Piper return to Doctor Who?

The answer to that question is: yes, she would return for a spin-off series, but only under one condition. “If it was shot in London – sorry that’s a really loveless answer!”

There’s a running theme here, I don’t want to work much. [If] it was like four episodes all shot in London, then yeah, I’d be like a rat-up-a-drainpipe for that.

Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies: if you’re reading this, Piper is ready to return, so can you please film a short arc in London so she can come back? Cool, k, thanks!

Piper said that she misses her time on Doctor Who, especially working with Tennant and Matt Smith (she starred alongside him in two episodes of the series). All three of them have gone on to great success in other projects. Piper is currently starring in Sky Original’s I Hate Suzie Too, Tennant has been in Amazon’s Good Omens, and Smith is on HBO’s House of the Dragon.

If Davies can find a way to give Piper her own spin-off show and get the band back together again, that would be a Whovian’s dream come true. Here’s hoping!

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