• •Billie Returns To Doctor Who - Official!
The BBC have today confirmed that Billie will be returning to Doctor Who.
She will star in three episodes of the sci-fi drama, reprising her role as the Doctor's companion, Rose Tyler.
Rose's return will mean the Doctor has three assistants in next year's series - Donna, played by Catherine Tate, and
Freema Agyeman as Martha.
The new series begins in March and will run for 13 episodes. There will be three special editions in 2009 before the
show takes a break until 2010.
A separate show based on Rose had been planned by writer and series producer Russell T Davies, but was scrapped when
Davies decided the programme was "a spin-off too far".
Filming is currently under way in Cardiff for the new series of Doctor Who, which sees the Doctor meeting an old group
of enemies - the Sontarans - 35 years after first encountering them.
Before that, the programme will return to television screens at Christmas with a special episode set on the Titanic,
which will co-star singer and actress Kylie Minogue.
Source: BBC News
• • •Billie Returns As Sally Lockhart
The BBC have released details of their Chrostmas schedule and have confirmed that will Billiue will be returning as Sally
Lockhart in The Shadow Of The North, the sequel to last year's The Ruby In The Smoke.
• •Secret Diary Up For Adult Award
Earlier this month actress Billie Piper was shortlisted for an Evening Standard theatre award for stage play Treats.
Her latest nomination, however, may not be quite so prestigious: Best soft core production at the UK Adult Film Awards.
That is the prize Piper's ITV2 show The Secret Diary of a Call Girl could win when the awards - now in their second year
- are presented on 29 November.
Piper plays a high-class prostitute in the show, adapted from the best-seller pseudonymously penned by Belle de Jour.
The eight-part series is the only mainstream production to receive a nomination at the UK Adult Film and Television Awards.
"The sheer fact that the series was aired is a reflection of the changing attitudes in British society," said organiser
Phil Black, who commended Piper for her "brave" performance.
This year's ceremony will take place at the Troxy nightclub in east London.