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Published on January 5th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

Short Skirts, Florence and Who?

Doctor Who star Matt Smith has already firmly ensconced himself in the “legend” category following his recent visit to a young cancer survivor over Christmas, but some of his other activities – such as recent comments concerning short skirts and Florence and the Machine – are certainly helping to keep the rascal in place.

First off, Matt has defended Amy Pond actress Karen Gillan over the old Miniskirtgate fuss that was stoked by the Daily Mail in 2010 following The Eleventh Hour.

“I know those short skirts caused a furore but I say bring them on. I see nothing wrong with celebrating women and their sexiness.

“There’s absolutely nothing exploitative or demeaning about it.”

In our opinion, hiding Karen Gillan’s legs would be a crime against humanity, so we’re backing Matt on this.

On the second point, however, we’re not too sure. One of Matt’s friends is Florence and the Machine star Florence Welch, and she would like to appear in Doctor Who apparently – something Mr Smith is quite happy with, as you might recall from a previous interview.

“We’d have some fun and games – me and Karen [Gillan] are like naughty children as it is.”

One can quite imagine! Interestingly some recent casting – barely recognisable drama regulars Elizabeth Berrington (Waterloo Yawn Road) and Adrian Schiller (Being Human, Ashes to Ashes) – seems far less inspired that casting Ms Welch, so maybe we’ll go for it.

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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+.



One Response to Short Skirts, Florence and Who?

  1. avatar Mareike says:

    O my God that would be so amazing – Doctor Who and Florence + the Machine together – probably the most awesome things in the world! :)

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