Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Billie Piper pulls out of Doctor Who Festival Australia

 

Billie Piper has unfortunately had to pull out of the Doctor Who Festival in Australia it has been announced, just four days prior to the start of the event.

BBC has confirmed that Piper would no longer join current doctor Peter Capaldi at the festival due to open at the Hordern Pavilion in Moore Park on Saturday. A spokeswoman for the BBC told Fairfax Media."Unfortunately Billie Piper has had to pull out of the Doctor Who Festival due to filming commitments, although we understand visitors to the festival may be disappointed not to see Billie, we have always been clear her appearance was subject to filming commitments".

Ticket holders were notified of Piper's absence by email on Tuesday.

Billie Piper will now be replaced by actress Ingrid Oliver, who plays recurring character Osgood and has appeared in four episodes since the 2013 50th anniversary special 'The Day of the Doctor'.

"This a great addition to a stellar line up, including current Doctor Peter Capaldi, Steven Moffat, Sylvester McCoy, Mark Gatiss, Strax actor Dan Starkey and a host of behind-the scenes workshops and activities to ensure a brilliant day out," the statement reads.

 
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