13:30 09 May 2006
(BANG) - Billie Piper wants to play Doctor Who.
The blonde actress -who plays the Doctor's sidekick Rose in the hit TV series - is determined to become the first female Time Lord.
Billie, 23, has reportedly even threatened to quit the show just so she can return one day as the time-travelling hero.
She said: "In the next few years I'd love to play a female version of Doctor Who. I know exactly how I would play her - she would be crafty in a clever kind of way."
It appears show bosses are keen on the idea of a woman playing the Doctor for the first time in its 43 year history.
Writer Russell T Davies told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "I'd do it without blinking. Why not?"
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