Dr. Who is a TV show on the BBC that's wildly popular in the U.K. Producers are looking for a new female sidekick to act along Matt Smith, who will play the Doctor in 2010 (the actor who plays that role changes periodically, as does the sidekick). The Telegraph reports that Lily Allen is a likely contender but also names Agyness Deyn as a "possible choice":
Producers are looking for someone who is famous outside the world of acting — replicating the success of former Doctor's assistant Billie Piper, who was better known as a teenage popstar and the wife of DJ Chris Evans when she landed the role but proved a hit with viewers.
"Someone terribly exciting like Billie Piper, who was at the beginning of her acting career but who had a profile for other reasons, would be great. We are looking for someone whose light can burn brightly."
If anyone's light can burn brightly, it's Aggy's. She's been taking on small acting gigs for a short while, and we think she's ready for the big leap. Besides, she's not as big now as she was a year ago. And as Gossip Girl taught us once, no light shines as brightly as that of the repressed girl, who isn't really repressed at all.
Search for new Doctor Who's partner begins [Telegraph]