Doctor Who’s Billie Piper Explains Why She Left The Show

However, Piper made sure to emphasize that she has no hard feelings towards the franchise. “It was great in many ways,” she explained. “Because I was doing what I felt like I was born to do on some level.” Her stint in Doctor Who changed the world’s perception of her, as she went from child star to one of Doctor Who’s favorite companions. At the same time, though, being placed under the microscope came with its challenges. Doctor Who was great for her career and transition to an actress, but the fame and pressure became too much, resulting in her decision to leave the show in search of different things.

Today, Piper is the co-creator and star of the British dark comedy, I Hate Suzie. She is currently dating Johnny Lloyd and is a mother to three children. She seems to have made peace with her past struggles with fame and with the show that continues to dominate her legacy. She even laughs about still running into 15-year old “Roses” at conventions, who are named for her character. Over the years, she has remained connected to the series with her contributions to Big Finish’s Doctor Who audio plays and her various guest appearances on the show. She continues to be vastly respected and praised by fans around the globe for her performance as Rose and for her contribution to the Doctor Who reboot’s continued success. For someone who fretted about the responsibility of being a role model, she has done a marvelous job of being one.

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