Kylie Minogue apparently impressed BBC bosses so much with her festive turn on Doctor Who, they are already lining her up for other TV roles – including a spot of Shakespeare.

The pint-sized pop princess stole the show’s Christmas special when she starred as a doomed Titanic waitress and now it seems the Beeb want her to follow in the footsteps of the Time Lord’s former sidekick Billie Piper.

A source told The Daily Telegraph: “The Doctor Who Christmas special was fantastic for us and Kylie was no small part of that success, so we’re trying to get her on board for other BBC drama specials.”

The insider added: “Billie Piper did Shakespeare for us brilliantly and we think Kylie would be just as good. Or maybe she could even turn up as herself on Ashes To Ashes…”

But a spokesperson for the 39-year-old singer couldn’t confirm whether there are any such projects in the pipeline.

“She gets offers all the time which she and her manager review, but there is nothing specific being discussed at the moment,” the spokesperson is quoted as saying.