Dr Who star Billie Piper is set to marry her boyfriend after a whirlwind romance, according to reports.

The 24-year-old actress has been dating Laurence Fox since the end of last year and it seems that things are going so well that an engagement could be announced "any day now".

Piper and Fox are appearing together in the West End play Treats.

A source close to his family told the Sun newspaper: "The Fox family is buzzing with the news that an engagement announcement is imminent. It seems a little sudden but everyone who's seen them together knows how incredibly in love they are.

"His family are delighted and think Billie's smashing."

If the rumour proves to be true then it will be the second marriage for Piper, who married Chris Evans when she was just 18 following a brief romance.

The pair remain the best of friends since their divorce but it seems that Fox has no problems with their relationship, as the source added to the Sun: "Laurence is confident enough about his relationship with Billie not to feel jealous about her discussing her problems with Chris."

01/03/2007 10:06:25