Again, putting possibly imaginary comments in quotation marks doesn't verify them. You are getting annoyed about things that have no record of being spoken. There is no mention of this anywhere in the numerous articles that exist on the casting of Chloe Annett, but all of the things I mentioned can be verified. They were looking for a professional actress who could portray the character. The fact that she had sex appeal may have entered into it, but it would be extremely unkind to suggest that CP Grogan, who was a long time crush of many a young lad, didn't have it and I've yet to hear anyone from the show comment that this was the case. They just didn't think she could pull off the part outside of cameos and Doug had been keen to cast Chloe since she auditioned for the 10%ers. Let's not forget also that by Series VII even Craig Charles was considered to have sex appeal! He was roundhouse kicking simulants like JCVD! The show has dealt with their aging well, barring the refusal to let Rimmer and Cat go bald gracefully (something I would internalise as being the character's decision combined with Rimmer's hologramatic status) it doesn't pretend that these are young men anymore so why would it do so with Kochanski?