Matt Smith auditioned for Footballers' Wives, reveals his sister

Matt’s Footballers’ Audition

Matt Smith auditioned for Footballers' Wives, reveals his sister

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.

Running for five series Footballers’ Wives made a household name of Zoe Lucker whose absence from the show after the fourth series blew the whistle on the drama relegating it from our TV screens.


Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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