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Doctor Who

Billie at ASDA Wal-Mart 24/10/06
Billie at ASDA Wal-Mart 24/10/06

Billie Piper returns to Swindon!

Listen to our interview and view a gallery of images from Billie Piper's recent visit to Swindon's ASDA Wal-Mart where she met her many local fans and signed copies of her new autobiography.

Swindon may not have once been home to many celebrities, but one of the few it did produce is a bonafide superstar.

Billie Piper, 24, has been in the public eye since 1998 when she burst onto the pop scene with a string of Number One hits. She went on to become a tabloid darling through a couple of high-profile relationships, firstly with Ritchie Neville from late, lamented boy band 5ive and then more memorably when she married radio and TV presenter Chris Evans.

Billie in Swindon!
Billie in Swindon!

She may have knocked the pop career on the head but in recent years has won national acclaim - not to mention numerous awards - for her acting ability.

Doctor Who

Most notably for the last two years she played Rose Tyler - the errant Time Lord's feisty companion in the hugely successful 21st century revival of BBC1 sci-fi series Doctor Who.

She left the show earlier in the year and has since been hard at work on her autobiography entitled 'Growing Pains' which has just been published.

Book signing

Billie returned to her home town of Swindon on Tuesday 24th October to make a special personal appearance at ASDA Wal-Mart, where she met and signed copies of her new book for the hundreds of fans who had queued around the block in order to meet her.

BBC Wiltshire's Daniel Garrett was there to interview Billie and among other things asked how she felt being back in Swindon, if she missed working on Doctor Who and found out what TV projects she has coming up. Click below to listen in Real Audio. Also watch a TV report from BBC Points West about the event.

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last updated: 25/10/06
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Muhindeen
Hi, i'm right now with billie piper's singers book, you are so friendly, u are so marvelous& so good. I love her!

Dominic
i was at billie pipper book singing and she was so amazing i had a picture

laura
hi billie you rock i realy wanna meet you

Alex
She's wonderful. I wish she'd insist on making a film wearing glasses. That would give us many girls with glasses so much confidence. I know she wears them in her private life.

Seb
Wow omgosh billie piper is one gorgeous girl. Is she doing a come back?

jennifer
do you like being rose.

abdoul
please come back.doctor who is so boring without the one and only billie piper

alison
hi billie how is yuor baby from alison

Isabella
Hi Billie Piper i heard that you worked at docterwho if you did that would be cool i am eight i wacth your movies i thougt that thay were cool i live on a boat great to hear from you Merry Chrismas.

ryan baily
oh i fancy her i wanna meet her

Tammy
i think that bille is the best person in the world it would be great if she came back into doctor who because she is the best actress

matt o
rose tyler i want to come see you xxxx

Sarah Mythen
Hi, I think Billie ROX.. she is a gr88 actress n posaa n person. I wud LOVE to meet her soon.. I CANT WAIT TILL SHE IS IN DOCTOR WHO AGAIN!!

sarah walley
are you going back to doctor who oh great

Sarah-Jane 11
me and my m8 liv iuv u we call ourselves big billie and bby billie! by the way david tennant is so hot! i luv them both i luv her music especially girlfriend and because we want to! sadly i didn't go but i wish i had coz i wanted to meet her! she rocks oh yeah david's quiff is awsome!

Shannon Hughes
I am there wid her shes mi cozze n love u billie shannon xxxxxxxxxx

Sarita Radia
I CAN'T WAIT TILL YOU COME BACK ON DOCTOR WHOOOOOOO....

CHARLIE AGE 11
I LOVE YOU

alicia
wenever i play docter who at school i am always you billie piper

sarah walley
is it ture you are going back to doctor who

Sadie Irwin
I went with my next door neighbour who was billy's cousin and because of that got to sit on the table with her and my next door neighbour.

kieran
hi i love you im your best fan

Amber Reid
I loved her on Doctor Who.. and I think everyone misses her special quality, her and the two 'Doctors' {Christopher Eccelston and David Tennant} had such wonderful Chemestry!!!!!! It really was the best thing that she did {and I'm saying this from a Canadian point of view}

jess
oh wow your sooooooooo great keep smiling

Biggest fan.
Cooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chloe
u are fabulas

Daniel
rose wos grat

kayley cunningham
it is so verry good i like billie piper and david tennent

XxLove_Star_BillieXx
I love Billie so so much. =[ She is great. I am a masssssssssssive fan and think she is great in her groovy glasses on one of my pics on MSN. =] Xx Jane Xx

XxLove_Star_BillieXx
I love Billie so so much. =[ She is great. I am a masssssssssssive fan and think she is great in her groovy glasses on one of my pics on MSN. =] Xx Jane Xx

Millie
She was brill in Dr who go girl go !!!!!

Alisha
I luv BILLIE PIPER SO IS MY NO.1 I LOVE HER SO MUCH I LOVE HER MORE THAN HER MUM . I WHLOUD LOVE U 2 COME TO DR WHO CAN YOU COME TO KINGS LYNN BILLIE PLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tyler
BILLIE . you rock

fiona knight
im a HUGE fan of billie i wernt in ASDA but she came to milton keynes it was the best day of my lyf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

julia
you are smart i love you

Billie
I think Billie Piper is very beautiful, and has a great name! (because I'm a Billie too!!) She was fab in Doctor Who, loads better than the new Girl!! xxx

becca
I met her in Leeds

alisha
I LOVE TORCHWOOD STILL

Ryan clark
I love you

SPOTACAUS
I WANT BILLIE TO BE IN THE RUNAWAY BRIDE AND I WANT MARTHA TO BE IN THE PLANET OF EVIL I WANT DONNA TO BE IN NEW EATH

Alisha and Connor
We LUV U BILLIE WE WISH 2 MEET U.

Ally
I LUV BILLIE PIPER BILLIE IS COOL SHE IS THE BEST AND I DID NOT MET HER BUT I WOULD LUV TO SEE HER..

craig
my parents got me a copy of her book signed for christmas

siana
i didnt go but i would have loved to ...docterwho is brill especially when billie piper was in it

Alisha Nicholls
I love billie piper she is the best tell her i wish her the best at her new life.xx

beth
i think billies autobiography was soooo cool!

sarita radia 13
hi BILLIE PIPER is a wikid insperation she is soo cool and i can't wait till i meet her (im NOT a les lol) she is just indescribable ruby in da smoke was really good n so was in much ado bwt nwt lol she is IT

Chris
I love u billie can i hav your autograph xxx

Beth-aged 12
Billies pretty brave, and i'm happy for her success. Shes really cool,

sarita radia
i missed her :(((((((((((

teoden
i love Billie Piper she is my favorite actress

Emma Deakin
I think that billie is so cool

Lauza + Hanni + Rach r bezziez!!!!
U r great i wish that i was at the syliva young theatre school. u shudnt of left doctor who! I was so exited wen u won ur awards!

molly
billie is just so cool.. go billie =)

sarah young
ILOVE YOU BILLIE

Alex Washington
I love you billie.can you flash your skirt fore me. plees.

-x- bbrose11 -x-
I think billie is great i met her and she woz really nice and she gave me a hug i was so upset when she left doctor who but im glad she has an autobiography it is great. luv ya billie -x-bbrose11-x-

*X*Chelsea*X*
shes wicked n so is her book luv ya billie

Arthur Crown
The vegetables were far more exciting to watch. Looking forward to watching her replacement.

finlay
billie is my no. 1 idol of all time. she's awsome go billie!!!

elly xxx
Billie is the best, read her book! Not a gr8 role model though!xxx

jess
i am billies biggest fan i love her so much

jess
i am billies biggest fan i love her so much

James
I love u. you r the most best person in the world

Fern
when was it on and where was it held??

Joe Wilson
Billie is the most amazing person on this planet! xxx

Lydia 14
I LOVE YOU BILLIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

anoymous
I hate ASDA, It is so fattening, ASDA sucks

Tuffles
:( Im so gutted I couldn't make ANY of the book sigings, I was in school for all of them. Pity cos she's my idol too ! :( x

Jessie Bevan
I met her at oxford street aswell. She was so pretty and NICE i couldn't BELIEVE it! She gave me a hug and was so . . .LOVLEY. She spent ages with the fans and shes a true inspiration. I LOVE YOU BILLIE!

Fiona E
I didn't meet her at ASDA, i met her when she was doing her book signing in Oxford Street, London. She was so lovely and spent a lot of time talking to her fans.

nicole walton
why did you leave doctor who

jean godwin
She was just as I expected a lovely warm natural young woman with a smile to melt you heart.

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