While Doctor Who fans would love to see Billie Piper take to the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom, the actor has revealed that she's never been asked to do the show – but feels like she gets "to do Strictly" on Sky dark comedy I Hate Suzie.


Piper, who reprises the role of former child star Suzie Pickles in season 2 of the Sky Max series, I Hate Suzie Too, has revealed that while she's a fan of the BBC One entertainment show, she would never sign up.

"What’s good about doing [I Hate Suzie] is that it feels like I’m getting to do Strictly without having to do it," she told The Guardian. "It’s really the only one I go for."

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In the new season of I Hate Suzie, Piper's character attempts to rehabilitate her public image by going on Dance Crazee – a reality TV show akin to Strictly and The Masked Dancer.

"I pitched the idea to [co-creator] Lucy [Prebble] a couple of years ago because I wanted to dance," she said. "I realised I feel so happy when I'm dancing, and it's something that I just never do. I don't even do it in a partying way. I just don't do it anymore, so it was a beautiful thing."

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In September, Sky released a first-look image of Piper in I Hate Suzie Too, in which she's dressed as a clown.

Co-written with Succession and Secret Diary of a Call Girl's Prebble, I Hate Suzie Too sees Pickles attempt to rebrand herself, taking on a new agent, a new PR and a new job on Dance Crazee, all while battling her ex-husband Cob (Daniel Ings) and working through her estranged friendship with Naomi (Leila Farzad).

Season 2 will also see It's A Sin's Omari Douglas, Catastrophe's Douglas Hodge, The Inbetweeners' Blake Harrison and Bad Education's Layton Williams join the cast.

I Hate Suzie Too is coming to Sky and NOW this December. Find out more about how to sign up for Sky TV here.

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