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Published on June 18th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Smith: Vain or Fan?

Doctor Who star Matt Smith has told BBC Newsround that he enjoys watching himself as the Eleventh Doctor!

Doctor Who star Matt Smith Unsure as to whether this is narcissistic or now, Smith seemed generally unconcerned, effectively declaring himself a born again geek. He even tunes in to watch it live!

“Yes I do watch the show as it goes out. I’m a complete geek.

“Or just terribly vain. I’ve become a real fan. Am I allowed to say that? I mean, I’m in it.”

There are of course shades of Tom Baker here – the actor, who in later years claimed that he never watched Doctor Who while he starred in it, famously dropped in on a family just before an episode aired in the mid-1970s so that he could see how it turned out.

Perhaps one lucky family will be similarly thrilled one day as Smith turns up on his way home from a personal appearance…?

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About the Author

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+.




One Response to Smith: Vain or Fan?


  1. Let’s hope this geek-fuelled enthusiasm for the show lasts a good few more years!

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