Their stop on the BBC Outreach bus in Belfast was reported on the BBC’s local news website for the region (where you can catch Matt and Karen on a video clip) where Matt Smith revealed what he did when he was cast as the Doctor.
“I couldn’t tell anyone for three months, but I listened to Frank Sinatra for a couple of days.
“I felt on top of the world, I didn’t really know how to compute it.”
Today in Sunderland meanwhile, they visited Sunderland University where 150 local schoolchildren where gathered to preview The Eleventh Hour.
Beware spoilerphobes – the link above leads to an article with the following potential spoiler:
The episode sees the newly regenerated Doctor solving the mystery of a crack in the wall of a house thatâ€™s actually splitting the skin of the world
Smith already seems to be slotting into the ambassadorial role, engaging a room full of kids in the Q&A session that followed the screening. I like the following observation from Smith:
â€œI think the doctor is a bit bonkers. He lies on a lilo and reads War And Peace,â€ he says.
Then adds, mindful of an audience not into reading Russian classics, â€œThatâ€™s a very thick bookâ€.