The Sunday Night Project

Season 2 Episode 1

Billie Piper

Aired Friday 10:35 PM Jan 06, 2006 on Channel 4
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Billie Piper
Billie Piper takes new presenters Alan Carr and Justin Lee Collins on the ice in Doctor Who On Ice. Texas are this weeks band and perform there new single.

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  • Rose On Ice

    Billie Piper on The Friday Night Project – January 2006

    I've heard of The Friday Night Project back in 2005 when Jimmy Carr was presenting it. Although I did enjoy the episode with Katie Price/Jordan, it wasn't something that I really watched all that much.

    Come January 2006, new presenters Alan Carr and Justin Lee Collins were drafted and the first person to co-host the show with the new presenters was of the brilliant Billie Piper. It was just a week or two after she appeared in Doctor Who's "The Christmas Invasion" and now she was back on the TV.

    Piper hasn't had any experience in hosting her own show which is the main reason why certain guests have been selected but as the first person to take on the series with new presenters, she did something of a wonderful job as presenter.

    Billie is one of those girls who seem to have a very natural charm about her and given that both Alan Carr and Justin Lee Collins are quite outrageous as presenters, this could only be a good thing. Both Justin and Alan seemed particularly taken with the former pop princess come actress.

    The opening scene saw her presenting most of the news. This involved taking the piss out of the Celebrity Big Brother housemates such as Michael Barrymore and Traci Bingham as well as offering her own thoughts on the dietary requirements of Colleen McLoughlin.

    After that there was some brief talk on the girl's pop career. Billie herself wasn't particularly shy in mentioning the fact that things were great for a year before they went off the boil. I have to admit that I did buy one of her singles but I was thirteen at the time and in her defence, there does seem to be a lot worse pop acts now than she was back in 1998.

    The fun part of the first episode with Billie was seeing Alan and Justin doing a Doctor Who related spoof. While Billie would have to suffer the later fate that David Tennant did during that kidnap spoof, it was amusing to see that Doctor Who might be one of those shows that wouldn't automatically work all that well on ice.

    Still there's a good try with Justin Lee Collins playing The Doctor, Alan Carr as The Master, Billie playing a non speaking Rose and a lot of dancing monsters. Okay, it was bad but it was funny and there was a good dynamic with the three of them.

    Also funny were Alan and Billie doing the news. Sometimes the overtly camp Alan can be very personal so watching him dish out some rude comments on the likes of Mutya and Christmas stabbing was met with some amusement.

    - Corrie actress Debra Stephenson did a nice gig going around mistaking ordinary folk for celebrities. I sort of miss that segment in the series now.

    - Justin had a pop about Billie's hometown in Swindon. Then again, I've used worse words to describe my hometown.

    - Billie didn't know what the Sontarans were. I did love her comparing them to Smarties.

    - Nice way to use some of her past singles during Who Knows The Most About The Guest Host segment.

    Quote Of The Episode

    Billie Piper: "New Year also means a whole pack of celebrity diet plans. My favourite was Colleen McLoughlin. Colleen claims her diet will boost the metabolism and eliminate toxins. I'm actually paraphrasing because what she said 'salt and vinegar counts as salad'".moreless
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Billie Piper

Herself - Guest Host

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Jade Goody

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Themselves - Musical Guests

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