Update: BBC has released video of Matt Smith reacting to the news that he’ll be the next Doctor. Watch it below.
The original article follows below.
The 11th Doctor will not be Patterson Joseph, and nor will recently rumored film actor Chiwetel Ejiofor take on the role. Instead, BBC has settled on relative unknown, and now youngest Doctor ever, Matt Smith. The 26-year-old actor will take on the iconic role by the show’s fifth season, which kicks off in 2010 and will likely be in the next Christmas special.
David Tennant, who plays the current Doctor, will still star in the 2009 TV specials.