Published on February 3rd, 2012 | by Christian Cawley
A Doctor’s Proposal…
You may have seen on Twitter or other websites that Matt Smith has proposed to his long-standing girlfriend at the Doctor Who Experience in London.
The marriage offer, which Matt had been planning for weeks (with some help from BBC Worldwide), came as some surprise to his girlfriend who was under the impression she was on a shopping trip.
Of course, it isn’t THE Matt Smith who has proposed to his on-off model friend Daisy Lowe.
Rather, it is a real chap from Rochford, Essex, one of the many people to share his name with the Doctor Who star.
The Doctor Who Experience at London’s Olympia, a walk through exhibition where the Doctor takes you on a spectacular adventure though time and space, has already been enjoyed by over 200,000 fans both young and old, and was chosen by Matt as the perfect setting for his proposal to girlfriend and avid Doctor Who fan, Stacie-Anne Dilkes, 23. The attraction is in the final three weeks of its year-long London run.
Of course, Matt has never dreamed of playing up to this namesake coolness and therefore avoided dressing in a tweed jacket and bow tie for the occasion, the standard uniform of the Eleventh Time Lord (what? Oh, he did dress the same…?)
Alt-Smith stunned his wife-to-be by pretending to be an exhibit (despite bearing no discernible resemblance to the Doctor Who star) in a section of the Experience which hosts original props, costumes and monsters from almost 50 years of the programme – before bending down on one knee and asking for her hand in marriage.
Happily, she didn’t kick him in the Sensorites and dispense Mace. Instead, she said YES!
Incidentally, the real Matt Smith has congratulated the couple.
“Matt Smith proposing to his girlfriend! Firstly, being a Smith means phone calls to the bank take so much longer – there are so many Smiths!! But I bet none of them have proposed at the Doctor Who Experience! Amy and Rory would be proud. Next – babies in the TARDIS…? Congratulations to you both and many years of happiness. Love, Matt.”