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Published on February 25th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who vs The Stig

This Sunday night Matt Smith returns as a guest on Top Gear, or to give the broadcast it’s correct name, “Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with Some Boorish, Middle Aged Car Enthusiasts”.

Pitting himself against a huge list of celebrities past and future in the time challenge “Star in a Reasonable Priced Car” (which three previous Doctors – Colin Baker, Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant – have completed) Smith will of course be exposed to main host Jeremy Clarkson for a small, jovial chat in which the barrel-chested leathermeister will make a handful of cheap jibes about time travel in an attempt to sound knowledgeable and amusing.

If you can’t wait until Sunday evening, fear not, as the image on the right will give you a preview of what’s in store.

Meanwhile, the Radio Times website is currently hosting a gallery of images of Matt’s appearance, which you can catch on BBC Two tomorrow evening at 8pm.


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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+.

2 Responses to Doctor Who vs The Stig

  1. avatar Philip Bates says:

    It’s almost as if you don’t like Top Gear. Or Jeremy Clarkson.

    And it’s almost as if I’m with you. ;)

    • I can take or leave either. The show is meant to be light-hearted – if you want serious car stuff you read Sports & Classic Cars – but there are people who take it incredibly seriously…

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