According to NME, the BBC is considering British singer Lily Allen as the new companion for Matt Smith’s eleventh Doctor.
Executive producer of the show, Piers Wenger, told the Daily Telegraph: “Having got the casting of the Doctor out of the way, the companion role is where we will be looking next. Someone terribly exciting like Billie Piper, who was at the beginning of her acting career but who had a profile for other reasons, would be great. We are looking for someone whose light can burn brightly.”
While it hasn’t been confirmed that Allen will be the new companion, Wenger said she’d certainly get consideration if she auditioned.
Also rumored to be in the running are Kelly Brook and Rachel Stevens.
Of course, all of these rumors should be taken with a grain of salt.