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Published on June 5th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

Have They Gone Gaga?!

Lady Gaga in Doctor Who?According to, BBC bosses are looking to recruit Lady Gaga (known as “Mister Gaga” by comedian Al Murray – Ed) as the latest pop starlet to appear in Doctor Who. They believe that Gaga would make a “frightening antagonist” on the show.

Apparently this comes from comments made by Gareth Roberts (who wrote The Shakespeare Code and The Unicorn and the Wasp for the 2007 and 2008 series, Doctor Who fact fans) in Doctor Who Magazine.

Gareth is quoted by a certain red top newspaper as saying:

“The script might end up on screen one day with Lady Gaga, who will have fallen on hard times.”

Doctor Who is no stranger to having musicians appear in the TARDIS hall of fame, others of note include: The Beatles (as themselves in The Chase), Billie Piper (as Rose Tyler in various episodes) and Kylie Minogue (Voyage of the Damned).

Whilst bringing someone like Lady Gaga onto the show could increase its ratings, it would also mean that we would have to watch her act.

This is something that no one would want.

If the rumours are true, let’s hope it’s a small “episode 12” cameo.


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4 Responses to Have They Gone Gaga?!

  1. avatar bluebox444 says:

    This has GOT to be some kind of joke. Gareth Roberts is quite the comedian, after all.

  2. avatar Patrick Riley says:

    Sadly, I have too many non-Whovian friends stateside who would probably watch Doctor Who if Lady Gaga was in it…

  3. avatar Rick714 says:

    The way it was phrased, it seems an obvious joke. The media really takes and runs with anything, don’t they?

  4. avatar Andrew says:

    Oh god help us! Please let that be a joke.

    And I would hardly describe Lady Gaga, Billie Piper and Kylie Minogue as musicians in the same sentence as the Beatles.

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