Carrot juice indeed! Former Doctor Who companion and Kasterborous favourite Bonnie Langford has recently revealed that she would like to return to the time travelling adventures of Doctor Who.
For those of you unavailable for television viewing duties in the 1980s, the one-time Dancing on Ice contestant (which given her talent as a triple threat she should really have won) played Mel Bush, introduced to the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) with no introduction in the rambling and disastrous Trial of a Time Lord series before the endless spoon playing frolics sent her into near insanity and into the arms of con man Sabalom Glitz, leaving the Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) to leave the past behind and create a warrior out of Ace.
The thcweamer – whose talent in that area lead to her knocking out a show of alarm in part one of Terror of the Vervoids in the same note as the closing credits “sting” – reckons that her one-dimensional character would now be “more rounded”.
Let’s face it, for a computer programmer from Pease Pottage, Mel was dull enough. It wouldn’t take much more than a nail file to make her more rounded.
Recently asked by This Is Jersey if she had any interest in reviving Mel Bush, Bonnie more or less said yes. Clearly she’s been watching The Sarah Jane Adventures…
“I’d love it because I might get a few lines other than, ‘Oh Doctor!’ That was what I was always like. Now the companions are rounded characters, which is always so much more fun to play. But I had a good time doing it.”
We don’t think there is much chance of this dancing, singing and acting British institution from making the transition back from stage to screen, less so to the TARDIS. Fortunately Bonnie is busy (she’s currently taking part in the UK’s biggest dance event Move It) working so isn’t expecting a call from The Grand Moff by the time you read the end of this article. In fact, she seems happy to leave it as another memory in her long career.
“I have good memories of the people I worked with. The show used to attract an amazing cast. When you look all the notable people who’ve been guests on that programme over the years, it’s quite extraordinary. It’s a legend, a national treasure.”
What do you think? Could Steven Moffat reinvent Mel Bush, or is she best left as Sabalom Glitz’s conscience?