Billie Piper appears on tonight’s Jonathan Ross and discusses her career, marriage and living your life in public eye.
Explaining her decision to quit the music business she says: “It started to drive me mad after a while. I wasn’t a gifted singer, just a huge music fan.
I felt like a charlatan, I always wanted to act, I knew it wasn’t going to last.”
Billie also discusses her time on Doctor Who including why she accepted the part of Rose Tyler: “as soon as I read the [first] script I thought I definitely want to be part of this” and the changeover of Doctors from Christopher Ecclestone to David Tennant: “It was sad, obviously, and then David came on and suddenly everything was all right again.”
Discussing her decision to leave the series Billie says “It seems insane [but] I just wanted to try something else.
I’d done two years, I may have become complacent and fearful of moving on. We couldn’t stop crying, it’s desperately sad, I feel like the ex!”
But she has not shut the door on returning: “Go back? [possibly], that’s the glory of sci-fi. And as for a movie “all I’ve heard is a rumour…I would definitely do it.”
She also talks to Ross about her relationship with Chris Evans.
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 10.35pm, 20 October 2006, BBC ONE