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Billie Piper Open To Returning As Rose Tyler In Doctor Who

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It has been years since Rose Tyler left Doctor Who, but Billie Piper may be open to a return. Piper joined the revival as Rose, the Doctor's first companion of the new era. The Ninth Doctor enjoyed her company, and Rose and the Tenth Doctor shared a romantic connection that eventually ended in tragedy. Rose's last on-screen appearance came with 'The End of Time' in 2010.

The upcoming Doctor Who season 14 will likely not feature Piper or Rose Tyler, but there is a chance that the actor could return in the future. In an interview with The Independent, Piper expressed that she would be happy to make an appearance on the show. She did, however, emphasize that she would not want to be a long-term companion as she was in seasons 1 and 2.

Rose's story ended in a rare place among companions. She is trapped in an alternate universe, having been granted a happy ending with a human version of the Tenth Doctor at her side. While her relatively happy ending makes a return somewhat unnecessary, the possibility of her return remains open.

As Russell T Davies, Rose's creator, has returned as the showrunner, the potential for Rose's comeback exists. Every Doctor has a companion who defined them, and Rose is the rare companion who defined two different Doctors. With the Fifteenth Doctor having met a character referencing Rose Tyler, the hint of Rose's presence returning to Doctor Who is evident.

While new episodes of Doctor Who will be available for streaming on Disney+ starting May 10, the return of Rose Tyler remains uncertain. Piper's willingness to return for a small role suggests that any potential comeback for Rose would not involve a long-term companionship. However, with the show's history of bringing back beloved characters, fans can still hold out hope for Rose's reappearance in the future.

Originally premiered in 1963, Doctor Who follows a powerful being known as a Time Lord, referred to as the Doctor. Using an interdimensional time-traveling ship known as the TARDIS, the Doctor travels time and space with various companions, solving problems and averting catastrophes.

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