The “Doctor Who” rumour mill has been working overtime again! The “News of the World” announced last Sunday that Australian actress and pop star Kylie Minogue will be guest starring in this year’s Christmas special of everyone’s favourite science fiction series. The report claims that Ms Minogue was persuaded to take the role by her friend and stylist Will Baker, a “Doctor Who” fan who has included several sets and costumes inspired by the programme in her stage tour in recent years. The paper also claims she will appear in the programme as a Cyberwoman, but this is not substantiated in any of their “insider” quotes.
Kylie is, of course, best known for hits such as “I Should Be So Lucky”, which I believe she has recently remixed, and “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”. She began her acting career, however, in Aussie soap opera “Neighbours” moving to the big screen for films such as “Street Fighter” and “Moulin Rouge”. Maybe she should’ve been one of the showgirls in the latest “Doctor Who” story! No disrespect to Kylie but I would’ve thought her a little on the short side if she is indeed going to appear as the next Cyberwoman. I always thought they should be at least six feet tall, and the novelisations describe them as having the strength of ten men.
One thing Kylie has in her favour is her lack of arrogance. I would definitely prefer to see her in “Doctor Who” than a certain loud-mouthed comedienne who shall remain nameless! But it does seem to continue the trend for stunt casting. Who will Russell consider next? Mariah Carey as the Rani?! Billie Piper as the companion?!! Oh, he’s already done that. Silly me, I was forgetting! If he casts Robbie Williams as the Doctor I will stop watching. I had enough difficulty accepting Billie because, unfortunately, I could remember the awfulness that is “Because We Want To”! Never forget, Robbie was once a member of a boy band!!! Anyway, “break a leg”, Kylie.