The BBC, having masterfully kept its casting decision under wraps for over a week, broadcasts a special edition of the making-of series Doctor Who Confidential, announcing that 26-year-old Matt Smith will be the eleventh Doctor. The youngest actor ever to play the part, Smith’s casting attracts controversy on the basis of little more than a few rushed, disjointed interview segments in Doctor Who Confidential. His first appearance as the eleventh Doctor is virtually an entire year away at the time of the announcement.
Matt Smith is the Doctor
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