Steven Moffat explains Billie Piper role in ‘Doctor Who’ 50th

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Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat has revealed it would have been “wrong” to have Billie Piper playing Rose Tyler in the show’s 50th anniversary special.

‘The Day of the Doctor’ aired at the weekend and saw Piper playing The Moment.

Moffat told journalists at the Official Doctor Who Celebration in London yesterday: “I thought the story of Rose, which was beautiful, was done. I didn’t want to add to it, I didn’t feel qualified to add to it. That was always Russell’s story. The way Russell [T Davies] ended it in ‘The End of Time; was perfect. I didn’t want to stick another bit in. It would be wrong.”

He explained: “But we did want Billie Piper, one of the absolute heroes of Doctor Who, back in the show without interfering in the story of Rose Tyler. I think I might have spoiled something if I had done that. Billie represents the revival of Doctor Who, more than anyone else.”

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