In an interview with a UK online magazine, actress Freema Agyeman denied claims that she has been fired from the revived the comedy series, Doctor Who.

The 27-year-old English actress told Metro that although she is not permitted to talk about the upcoming season, the show has given her the opportunity to defend herself against the “totally untrue” reports.

“I don’t know where it came from, but I’m not getting axed,” Agyeman said. “It was quite horrible to read it. I’m not going. I’m just focusing on the fact the fans are still really enjoying it.”

BBC backed up Agyeman by saying “It is absolute rubbish that Freema Agyeman has been axed or sacked from Doctor Who. However, we do not comment on future storylines.”

The story about Agyeman’s supposed departure from Doctor Who was published in the British tabloid The Sun, which claimed that the actress had been fired because “show chiefs think her performance is not as strong as in her earlier episodes.”

Agyeman was brought in as a replacement to Billie Piper, who played the doctor’s companion, Rose Tyler, for the first two seasons. Prior to being cast as medical student Martha Jones on Doctor Who, Agyeman had been working at a Blockbuster Video in North London.

She initially appeared as an extra on Doctor Who, after which she was told by her agent that she was being asked to audition for a role on the show’s upcoming spin-off, Torchwood.

“When I arrived (for my audition), I found out it was actually for the role of the new companion,” Agyeman explained to Metro. “I was thrilled because I’d had such a good time before. I guess when you’re enjoying something, it shows. I never forget the advice – do your best no matter how small the part is because you never know what it might lead to. It’s definitely what I did with the first part because it was quite small but I attacked it.”

-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist


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