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Published on March 6th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Kickabout with Corden

James Corden and Matt Smith on location in Doctor Who 2010Gavin & Stacey star and writer James Corden has been snapped on location with Matt Smith over the past few days as filming on Doctor Who continues.

Photographed opening a door to the Eleventh Doctor, Corden’s character was also seen running with series star Matt Smith as well as having a kickabout in a local park.

After being spotted on a train from London to Cardiff and learning lines a few weeks ago, Corden was rumoured to be appearing in Doctor Who, a fact finally confirmed in mid February.

An alleged show insider said at the time:

‘Now he’s not coming to Wales for Gavin And Stacey any more, it’s pretty obvious why he is here.

‘We’re just delighted to have James on board. He is a great actor and he’ll be a perfect fit for the new Doctor Who.’

The best news about all of this? It has to be that snaps featuring Corden and former promising footballer Matt Smith kicking a football aren’t just “between-take” snaps – there is an actual football match in the episode! See more of these pics at


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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+.

3 Responses to Kickabout with Corden

  1. avatar grantwebb says:

    I think this episode will be a blast, cos it is written by Gareth Roberts, it has James Corden, Daisy Haggard and the Doctor eyeing up some kippers.


  2. avatar krumstets says:

    I can’t imagine someone with James Corden’s girth playing much football….

  3. avatar Will says:

    I’m rather a soccer-phobe…so hope this scene is just a passing quirk in the episode. That said, I can remember dreading “Bdd Wolf” as the loathsome Big Brother was going to be in it, but it was handled perfectly.

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