According to AMC’s the Sci Fi Scanner, this may be the face of the latest companion to serve alongside David Tennant in the hit BBC Wales revival show Doctor Who.
Dubbed the ‘chav queen’ by the press, pop singer Lily Allen could easily follow in the footsteps of other city dwelling companions Rose Tyler and Martha Jones.
Daughter of film producer Alison Owen (Elizabeth) and comedian Keith Allen, Lily Allen (now only 22) began her career in music by working at a Plastic Fantastic record shop.
Her first foray into music was made thanks to her father’s connections at Warner Music, but the opportunity flopped when these same connections left the company lost interest in Allen. Yet another success thanks to the Internet, Allen only really found acceptance by posting her demos to her MySpace page and gaining a sizable following. After The Observer Music Monthly reported on her online popularity, Warner Music decided to give her a second chance. Her first album, Alright, Still, saw remarkable success and earned her the attention that she had been working at for so long… and the label of ‘chav queen’ (to Americans, this is the rough equivalent to saying she is supreme white trash, not exactly a compliment). This ‘title’ is hardly unique in Allen’s brief career. Rated number 10 in BBC Three’s Most Annoying Person of 2006 and nominated in NME‘s Worst Album of 2007, not all of her press has been positive.
Though I know it’s silly, I yearn for the days of a companion like Turlough, Ian Chesterton or Barbara Wright. Even Vicki was lots of fun though she was admittedly giggly. They all had a certain charm, screen presence and endurance that is necessary for the companion.
Well… maybe not Turlough, but still.