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Doctor Who star Matt Smith auditioned for Sherlock

Matt Smith isn’t the Doctor (Watson)

Doctor Who star Matt Smith auditioned for SherlockMatt Smith! Benedict Cumberbatch! Together at last!

No, no one has finally taken your spurious fan fiction and made it a reality; instead getting busy with Photoshop the Radio Times have imagined a universe where Matt Smith had won the role of Dr John Watson in Sherlock.

Ignoring the fact that Matt’s head is slightly too big for Martin Freeman’s body; it’s still a massively exciting tease (check out the tiny TARDIS in the lower far corner) – surely one day we’ll see the two of them together, in character, in something other than Steven Moffat’s Twitter profile picture.

Speaking about his doomed audition Matt said:

“I thought my audition for Watson was very good. But clearly not good enough! Basically they looked at it and went, ‘He’s not Watson. It’d be like having two Sherlocks in the room.'”

Of course, it works the other way too – perhaps it’s time for Anthony Ainley’s body to get some Cumberbatch neckwear:

Internet, I’m waiting!


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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