Matt Smith thinks he's too old for Doctor Who return

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Matt Smith thinks he's too old for Doctor Who return credit:Bang Showbiz
Matt Smith thinks he's too old for Doctor Who return credit:Bang Showbiz

Matt Smith thinks he might be too old to return to 'Doctor Who'.

The 39-year-old actor portrayed the TimeLord from 2010 to 2013 and while he would love to return to the show, he admitted he has some reservations.

He told Rolling Stone UK: "Maybe, if it was the right script. I mean, I don’t know if I’ve got too old now. It would have to be really right.

Smith was just 26 when he was cast as the Doctor and he admitted to being terrified of messing it up.

He said: "I was turning up to work going, ‘F***, I can’t do this'. I used to phone my dad, going ‘I can’t do this.’ And he’d be like, ‘Come on, get your head down, you can.’ The show is such a jewel in the BBC crown, and has such global appeal… if it doesn’t work, and you’re at the centre of it, then there’s nowhere to hide. I remember walking down the street around that time and someone shouting, ‘Don’t break Doctor Who!’

"It’s a wonderful club to be part of, because… you know, Doctor Who is just f****** brilliant, isn’t it?”

Matt is excited for Ncuti Gatwa to take over as Doctor Who, saying: "He is going to be fabulous."

And he is thrilled that his predecessor David Tennant, 51, is returning to the show for its 60th anniversary celebrations.

He said: "What a Doctor, what an actor, what a bloke. Arguably David is... a totally seminal Doctor.

"Can you imagine [following on from him]? Because he was as popular as it gets, really. But he was so kind to me, David, in the transition. He’s just a good bloke."

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