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Published on April 20th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Barrowman Speaks for Smith

Torchwood star John Barrowman certainly knows how to do the publicity for his new TV Tonight’s the Night – cleverly interwining Torchwood: Children of Earth news and comments about Eleventh Doctor Who actor Matt Smith.

Speaking to Digital Spy, the matter of a Torchwood Series 4 was touched upon briefly – but the main consideation was typically the next DOctor Who.

Do you approve of Matt Smith?
“It doesn’t matter if I approve! But the audience will like him, I’m sure. He’s an interesting looking guy and from my point of view, he’s handsome! I think he’s going to bring his own flavour and his own verve to it.”

Have you met him?
“I have – I was doing some radio publicity for the show and he was brought into the press office to meet everybody and he made a beeline for me. We talked a little bit and he’s a nice guy – he’s really excited about it. After he left, I felt like I’d cheated on David! But in the world of Who, we’re used to the Doctor regenerating and that’s what happens.”

Later on, Barrowman really started to show the love when he declared to thelondonpaper that he considers Matt Smith handsome”:

“Matt is an interesting-looking guy and if you are asking do I find him handsome, I would say ‘Yes, I do’.

“He’s a really nice guy and I think he’s going to be great. But afterwards, I felt like I had been cheating on David.”

Captain Jack actor John was at it again late last week when he recalled his meeting with Smith again, this time on a BBC Radio 2 Steve Wright In the Afternoon broadcast:

“He said: ‘One thing John, I’d really love it if Captain Jack and my Doctor cross paths’. I said: ‘Well, we have to leave that up to the writers’. Who knows?”

Well, you certainly seem to know enough at the moment, John…

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.



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