Jan2009 03

Matt Smith - 11th Doctor"Revealing a closely-guarded secret, the network said the 26-year-old would take over from the popular David Tennant as the star of the science fiction show that first appeared on British television screens in 1963."

British Actor Matt Smith, best known for his appearances in the BBC adaptations of Phillip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke and The Shadow in the North alongside Billie Piper, has been cast to play the Eleventh Doctor from 2010.

He's certainly got big shoes to fill, Christopher Eccelston took the part to new heights (and then dropped it) with David Tennant picking it up beautifully and making it his own in an even better way.

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