The BBC has announced the name of the actor who'll take over the lead role in Doctor Who next year, following David Tennant's departure this year. Let's just say that it's not who we expected.
Smith, who's starred in television adaptations of Philip Pullman's
The Ruby in the Smokeand
The Shadow in the Northalongside Billie Piper, has been known more for his stage work in the past, appearing in The History Boys and Swimming With Sharks (alongside My Own Worst Enemy 's Christian Slater) in London's "glittering" West End.
Smith came out of nowhere to become the bookie's favorite for the role just today , which tipped many off that the role was his. How does Smith feel about taking on such an iconic role? Excited, and baggy-eyed, apparently: