The show tells the story of a former child star Suzie Pickles whose life is turned upside down when leaked photos of her emerge and her marriage and career are on the rocks. In the second season of the BAFTA-winning show, Suzie is living in her sister’s box room and has new agents who believe she can get her career back on track by appearing on the popular seasonal dancing TV show, Dance Crazee Xmas. You’ll have to watch to see if that works out!
And while promoting the new show, Billie has been asked questions about her other famous past roles too, most notably Doctor Who where she played Rose Tyler between 2005 and 2006 opposite Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor and David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor.
Piper admitted that she’d certainly consider a return to a Rose Tyler Doctor Who spin-off on certain conditions and that if she could change anything, she might try to change Rose’s mind at the end of her tenure.
However, when asked by Buzzfeed who the co-stars she missed working with most are, she came up with two Doctor Who stars.
“Yeah, I miss working with David Tennant and Matt Smith,” said Piper
Adding: “I sort of miss working with anyone I’ve gotten along with.”
Piper starred opposite David Tennant in Doctor Who season 2 of the rebooted era under showrunner Russell T Davies which included fan-favourite episodes including The Girl in the Fireplace and Doomsday. She also worked opposite Matt Smith in The Secret Diary of a Call Girl on TV, which was created by Lucy Prebble, co-creator of I Hate Suzie.
With three 60th anniversary specials of Doctor Who on the way in November 2023, there are many that will be hoping we might get to see Billie Piper, David Tennant and Matt Smith on screen together as part of the celebrations. David Tennant is of course confirmed to return to the show as the Fourteenth Doctor alongside Catherine Tate’s Donna Noble, but at present there’s no word on Matt Smith or any of the other modern companions.
Some time ago Peter Capaldi ruled himself out of returning to the show as part of a multi-Doctor episode.
But this is Doctor Who – anything can still happen!
I Hate Suzie Too is released on Sky Atlantic and NOW on December 20th 2022