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Last Updated: Sunday January 04 2009 12:05 GMT

Millions watch new Doctor's debut

Matt Smith talks Doctor Who

Almost seven million people tuned in to find out who will take over from David Tennant as Doctor Who.

A special Doctor Who Confidential programme was shown on BBC1 on Saturday afternoon and revealed Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor Who.

Smith is 26 years old, and when he takes over the Tardis in 2010, will be the youngest actor to do so.

Smith will begin filming the fifth series in the summer. Tennant is filming four specials in 2009.

Speaking during Doctor Who Confidential Smith said: "I've got this wonderful journey in front of me.

"I've got six months to build this Time Lord and that's such an exciting prospect."



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