What Ever Happened To… Elton Pope?


They’re everybody’s favourite couple from Doctor Who; Elton Pope and Ursula Blake from Love & Monsters, a man and his girlfriend who became a paving slab and still remained his girlfriend. They even have a bit of a love life. Whatever happened to these star-crossed lovers I hear you ask? Well I managed to actually interview both parties; with one interview being published yesterday  and the other interview being published today. Yesterday was the turn of Ursula Blake, which means today we get to talk to Elton Pope.

Hello Elton, how’re you?
Honestly, I’ve been better. But you just have to get on with life; people have it much worse than I do.

It’s been ten years since your last exploit with the Doctor and since you met Ursula; how has the past decade been?
I’m going to be honest with you Daniel, I miss the thrill of the chase when it comes to the Doctor. He was such a huge part of my life; ever since I saw him standing in my house when I was a kid, he became a sort of omen, and I loved it. It’s been rather quiet since then though, which is a shame. Sure, I have Ursula, but when your girlfriend is a face on a paving slab, it reduces a lot of your chances in life?

What do you mean?
Well for starters, I felt somewhat guilty about the Doctor bringing her back after the Abzorbaloff was defeated, he didn’t have to do that and he did it for me as much as he did it for Ursula. Initially, I quite liked the fact that my girlfriend was different and was changed by the Doctor; it was exciting if truth be told. For me though, it didn’t really last too long before you realise just having a face for a girlfriend isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I miss cuddling more than anything, as soppy as that sounds. Then there’s the guilt I felt; I didn’t really want to pursue this relationship after a year or two and the novelty wore off, but I couldn’t leave her because it was me that ultimately made her the way she is.

Yesterday, Ursula told us that you proposed and it went awry, is that true?
Yeah it is, I guess I thought that if we were engaged that it might reignite the flame so to speak; but that didn’t happen cos I was stupid and went out and bought an £800 ring. For a woman who has no fingers. Of course Ursula got upset and she couldn’t storm off so I did. In hindsight it was immature of me, but in a way I found her reaction somewhat comforting; I thought that that moment could have been the end, and I was ecstatic.

Ursula said you were gone for a few days after the attempted engagement, where did you go?
Truth be told Daniel, I went and got absolutely blind drunk in celebration with my mates; it was the greatest time of my life.

Since everyone in LINDA had to go their separate ways, do you still try and keep up to date with the Doctor?
Not really; I think I’ve outgrown him a bit now. I used to love the thought of him returning and just giving me some more answers; but when he did, my life went down the drain. It’s not his fault though, he was just being the Doctor.

I know you’re a fan of the Doctor, so I have to ask you, if you could have one trip in the TARDIS, where would you go and why?
I wouldn’t dare get into that box. I saw how travelling with the Doctor can affect those that you leave behind… In fact, you know what? No. I want to go and see Jackie Tyler as much as possible and I want to make sure she’s okay because when Rose left, it absolutely tore her apart and she didn’t deserve that. She didn’t ask for it either, and she was just forced to accept it from Rose’s selfishness.

Last question, if the Doctor reads this, is there anything you would like to say to him?
Not really. Just, what should I do about Ursula? How do you just get over the guilt so easily?



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