Published on April 19th, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds
Matt’s Footballers’ Audition
Before he was the Doctor Matt Smith almost joined the starting eleven of Footballers’ Wives.
Matt’s sister Laura Jayne told the Daily Mail that while he was a jobbing actor she managed to get him an audition for Earls Park’s FC – a process that involved covering the mad man in a blue box in fake tan, gel and hamstringing him with salmon trousers.
In a massive understatement Jayne commented that:
“He didn’t get the part, which is probably a good thing. That look is definitely not him.”
In an attempt to dramatise the kind of stories now referred to as evidence in the Leveson Inquiry Footballers’ Wives – ITV’s trashy soap which starred Zoe Lucker and Ben Price (like, who? – Ed) – attempted to paint the time around the 90 minutes on the pitch as the new rock ‘n roll.