Michelle Ryan in Doctor Who?

The newspapers have been chattering about the possibility of ex-EastEnders star Michelle Ryan joining the cast of Doctor Who as the 11th Doctor’s companion.

Ryan – who also starred in the short-lived US remake of the 1970s hit The Bionic Woman – has previously appeared in incoming Doctor Who showrunner’s series Jekyll, as well as appearing in the Saturday evening drama Merlin.

According to one newspaper, the not unattractive and reasonably talented Ms Ryan has been in “secret talks with BBC bosses” to become Matt Smith’s companion in the 2010 series of Doctor Who.

“They are likely to announce her as Doctor Who’s new assistant very soon. She is perfect for the role. She is good looking and the right age to star alongside Matt. Everyone agrees they look great together and reckon fans will think they’re the perfect team too.”

“It’s an incredible opportunity for her and even though she’s had a lot of success already she is still young and at the start of her career.”

Michelle Ryan is believed to have auditioned for a companion role on Doctor Who, with The Telegraph speculating that this followed Billie Piper’s departure from the show.

Christian Cawley

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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