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Mike Smith named as new Dr Who

The BBC has revealed the name of the person to take over from David Tennant as owner of the most famous trans-dimensional time-travelling police call box-shaped spaceship on children’s television.

It is Mike Smith, former Radio 1 DJ, erstwhile comedy foil to Noel Edmonds, and latterly known for his role as full-time husband of Sarah Greene.


Mike is the youngest person to play Dr Who since the last one. An insider at the BBC revealed that Smith intends to bring to the part “something of all the previous Doctors” and that his characterisation will be “similar yet different” to the dozen or so other actors who have depicted the wacky wizard on television, film and stage.

Children, parents and heterosexuals have been speaking of their delight at the news. The entire Dr Who fan community, meanwhile, has gone into an instant sulk at the realisation that for the first time the Doctor is being played by somebody younger than them.

Noel Edmonds, who initially told the press he had nothing to say on the matter, later appeared at the garden gate of his giant mansion and freely chatted to reporters about how he wished “the sad bastard the best of British luck” and hoped he “had more joy flying the TARDIS than that bloody helicopter”.

Mike’s wife Sarah, who appeared in an episode of Dr Who during the 1980s, is rumoured to be making a cameo in the new series. When questioned, Sarah is alleged to have remarked: “the last time anyone saw me on television was locked in a cellar being ravished by a poltergeist; I’m damned if that’s going to be the last line on my CV”.



  1. Arthur Nibble

    January 3, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I thought the new Doctor Who was Matt Smith…that’s quite a jump from fronting ITV’s “The Championship”. Will Robbie Earle be taking on Billie Piper’s role?

  2. JD

    January 3, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Just brilliant. Is it me or does Mike’s relative Matt Smith weirdly look like an amalgam of several different Doctors…a bit of Paul McGann + a bit of Tennant??

  3. Rob Williams

    January 6, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Will Chris Kamara be The Master in that case if its Matt Smith from The Championship?

  4. smiley

    May 31, 2009 at 5:10 am

    OMG i LOVE the tenth doctor and i dont want him to go cuz hes so good at acting well i mean it is real!! mike looks so weird and i bet hes gonna suck!!plz if u read this dont let the tenth doctor gooo!!!

  5. Matt Smith FTW

    September 23, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    WRONG! Matt smith is the doctor! Or was this a joke?

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