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Doctor Who: Billie Piper says it's time to cast a woman - BBC News
Former Doctor Who star Billie Piper says it would be "a snub" if the role did not go to a woman.

Piper, who played companion Rose Tyler, said it would “feel like a snub” if the role didn’t go to a woman.

“I’ve always supported the original format but I don’t know where they can go from here,” she told the BBC.

“I think it would be great [to have a female Doctor] given the spirit of the world at the moment. I think it would be timely”.