Christmas Special Filming Starts Sunday

Matt Smith has confirmed that he starts filming for the 2013 Christmas special, his swansong as the Doctor, this Sunday (8th September).

Matt Cemented

ITV morning show, Daybreak, attended last night’s GQ Men of the Year Awards ceremony, and Matt exclusively revealed that, yes, he’ll be wearing a wig! Entertainment correspondent, Richard Arnold, quizzed him about his newly-cropped hair, to which the actor responded:

“I did it for a film [How to Catch A Monster, directed by Ryan Gosling], but it means I have to wear a wig in Doctor Who which is a nightmare. I’m excited, I start shooting the Christmas Special Sunday. It’ll be sad – the end of a wonderful era!”

It might not be ideal, but at least this means that Matt hasn’t already filmed his regeneration scene, so will definitely be in the special, expected to be an hour in length and aired on Christmas Day. What a perfect time to break our hearts, eh!

Matt, who showed up on the red carpet with his sister, Laura Jayne, has worn a wig in Doctor Who before, notably in The Wedding of River Song.

(Thanks to Doctor Who News.)


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