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Last Updated: Monday July 20 2009 07:31 GMT

New look revealed for the Doctor

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan on set of the new series of Doctor Who

Check out the 11th Doctor and his new companion on set

Doctor Who fans are being given their first glimpse of what Matt Smith looks like as the 11th Doctor, as filming for the new series gets under way in Wales.

The latest Time Lord's look has moved away from pinstripe suit and specs to include a tweed jacket, bow tie, rolled up trousers and black boots.

Matt Smith is taking over the Tardis from David Tennant, whose last episodes will be shown at the end of the year.

He's being joined by Karen Gillan, who plays his new companion Amy Pond.

Arriving on set for his first day of filming, Matt said: "I feel very privileged and proud to be part of this iconic show.

"The scripts are brilliant - I'm excited about the future and all the brilliant adventures I get to go on as the Doctor."

It's a fresh start for the hit sci-fi series as there's a new team behind the scenes too, with Steven Moffat taking over as lead writer and executive producer.

"Matt and Karen are going to be incredible," he said.

"Doctor Who is going to come alive on Saturday nights in a whole new way."

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