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Published on May 4th, 2006 | by Christian Cawley

Goodbye Mickey?

Take this one with a pinch of salt for now, but there seems to be a departure for at least one of the Doctor’s companions…

According to The Mirror, Noel Clarke is to leave Doctor Who “later this month”. While this is a bit of a shock and seems to come out of the blue, it should be pointed out that the tabloids have been so far on the ball with all of their “insider” information over the last season and a half of Doctor Who.

The Mirror report:

DOCTOR Who star Noel Clarke has quit the hit BBC show.

His goofy character Mickey Smith, boyfriend of Rose Tyler, played by Billie Piper, leaves our screens later this month.

He said: “It’s a great episode and a good end for the character. Mickey’s come a long way from the guy who got stuck to the bin in episode one last year.”

Noel, who has had film talks in Hollywood, is also writing an episode of Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood. But he added: “Mickey won’t be in it.”

It should also be pointed out that while Clarke is leaving in a Cybermen story, it is hotly tipped that there will be two appearances for the creatures this series. Not only that but there have been hints of shocks to come at the end of the run.

At the moment it is difficult to say what effect this will have on the Doctor and Rose’s relationship. We don’t even know if it is 100% accurate. But any developments throughout today will be brought to you on this page…

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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