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Dr Who? Dr Lucy

Sunday News
(New Zealand)

11 June 2006

Scan contributed by Calli

Please note: The following is a copy of a spoof article written a few weeks ago on the Spoof Site

LUCY Lawless is hot favourite to take over the Tardis and become the first female Dr Who.

Current stars Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant are both relinquishing their Time Lord status after one series and the cult show was considering the idea of "guest Doctors".

Landing Lucy for the role would be a major coup for the BBC. She has a massive international following and even became a gay icon because of her screen relationship with her Xena: Warrior Princess sidekick Gabrielle, played by Renee O'Connor.

While diehard Xena fans would probably love to see the two together again as time travellers, it is likely Billie Piper would carry on in her role as Rose.

It is not known if there will be 'chemistry' between Rose and the new Doctor. Mum-of-three Lucy was back in New Zealand recently to be with her sick father Frank who has stomach cancer.

While here for a holiday, Lucy - married to Xena producer Rob Tappert - also did many charity events.