Now this is what I call a lady on a mission – Velile Tschabalala, who we will meet on Christmas Day as Rosita (the companion to The Next Doctor) has revealed how her career took a nosedive in the months before her casting in Doctor Who.
In fact things got so bad that the only paid work she could get was cleaning toilets, a detail that tha Daily Mail seems to totally love.
There is of course nothing wrong with cleaning toilets. Most toilet cleaners however don’t moonlight as actors to help make ends meet.
Thankfully for the lovely Velile – who has also starred in BBC Three’s Tittybangbang and CBBC’s Kerchang! – her casting in The Next Doctor has given her a profile most actresses can only dream of.
‘I screamed with delight when I got the part.
‘Then I phoned my dad who got really worried because he thought I’d said I needed to see a doctor.
‘When I explained, he was so proud and excited. It is the best Christmas present ever.’
Now Velile is part of a massive Christmas present – not to mention past and possibly one day future…