Russell Tovey has revealed that he’s a huge fan of Matt Smith and that he’s confident the new Time Lord will be a hit with fans when he takes over from David Tennant next year.
The actor, who appeared in the 2007 Christmas special, Voyage of the Damned, as Midshipman Alonso Frame, was thrilled when he found out the BBC had cast Smith in the iconic role.
“Matt Smith is awesome,” he said. “He’s a fantastic actor. I’m a big fan of his. I think he’ll be brilliant.”
He added: “The joy of the Doctor’s part is that he’s everyman, he can be anybody so whoever comes in can put their own stamp on it.”
Last year, Who’s outgoing showrunner Russell T Davies revealed that he wanted Tovey to be cast as the next Doctor, after being impressed by his peformance in the festive episode, which also guest starred Kylie Minogue as Astrid Peth.