Zoe Alexander

So What (She’ll be a Who Star?!)

Blazing across Saturday Nights like the apocalypse it surely heralds: The X Factor – the nation’s annual hunt to fill its most objectionable temp job – and this year there’s been no shortage of scripted talking points.

However, something decidedly un-‘deadlocked’ was the audition of Zoe Alexander, a Pink tribute artist who, upon hearing the judge’s negative feedback for her surprisingly Pink-like performance launched into a foul-mouth tirade that was as appalling as it was desperate.

Maybe we misunderstood it at the time; perhaps the use of a song from the Inception soundtrack was an audible clue that this reality wasn’t what it seemed.

Perhaps her talisman was the classic microphone toss and then, when it didn’t work, she, like we’ve all done, attempted to swear our way out of an alternative universe.

Either way both sides discovered a universe that neither could understand: one, the reality of entitlement and rejection; the other, a world of ignorance suddenly shattered by someone who dared to believe what she was being sold.

‘She got the same opportunities as everyone else…’ Indeed Gary. Indeed.

However, there is a silver lining to this story; she’s landed herself a walk-on part in Doctor Who. [Silver lining?! – Sub-Ed.]

The soapy-mouthed one was spotted shooting scenes in the latest block of filming just months after hitting the headlines.

Speaking to Wales Online, Zoe couldn’t help taking a dig at the X Factor judges.

It’s great to be working on Doctor Who – the people are a lot nicer than some you get to meet working in TV.

Hopefully, the Doctor Who crew were saying the same thing.

“I’m loving it, but I’m hoping that this is just a start for me.”

Though it’s thought/hoped hers is only a bit-part on the show, a friend of the singer’s said that ‘she is the sort of girl who will get herself noticed’.


Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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