Swindon-born actress Billie Piper has opened up about what her children think of her career - and their responses have been mixed.

The popular actress and music star, who is best known for her role in Doctor Who, has two sons aged 12 and eight with her ex-husband Laurence Fox as well as her daughter Tallulah, aged four, from former partner Johnny Lloyd.

The TV star rarely discusses her family and relationships, but in a recent appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, she opened up about what the kids really think of her career.

Her most recent role sees her starring as Newsnight producer Sam McAllister in Scoop - a Netflix movie exploring the lead-up to Prince Andrew's interview with the BBC. 

"My elder one couldn't give a sh*t, which I actually like," she told Ross. "I think that's a healthier response.

"I think I've got a fan in my youngest child, she will watch my music videos and ask to play my songs in the car."

Billie was first signed to a record deal when she was just 14 years old.

Shooting out of Swindon, where she grew up, and into stardom, she became the youngest artist to debut at number one in the UK Singles Chart twice with songs Because We Want To and Girlfriend.

"I was 14 when I signed my record deal, the same age as my eldest son which blows my mind but he isn't that interested which I think is fine," she said.

"They have no interest in me being in Doctor Who but they will come to a convention where there's access to real famous people, genuine stars if there is access to Stranger Things, Marvel or Lord of the Rings."

Billie shares custody of her two sons Winston and Eugene with her controversial ex-husband Laurence Fox after a lengthy dispute.

In a recent British Vogue interview she opened up about the divorce and said she finds co-parenting with such a controversial figure to be an "enormous difficulty".

Mr Fox was fired from GB News after making sexist remarks about a female journalist and has also lost a libel case after calling two men 'paedophiles'. 

Billie said: "I keep a very strict routine with the kids so that there's consistency. I keep them close. That's all I can do.

The Jonathan Ross Show airs Saturday at 9:30pm on ITV1 and ITVX.