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Doctor and Amy bump into Dalek at TV biz HQ

DOCTOR Who is used to battling Daleks — but even he wasn't expecting to see one of the bad-dies at The Sun's HQ.

New Time Lord Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. who plays his sexy new companion Amy Pond, arrived here in their Doctor Who bus as part of a whistle-stop tour of the country.

But minutes into their visit to TV Biz, they were back facing their arch enemy.

"Wow, this one's seen better days," joked Matt at our battered old prop, which has helped us exterminate so-called rivals since Matt and Karen were kids.

But after lifting the top and realising it used to be a prop, he declared: "Actually it's rather good isn't it. I suppose you're going to want a picture of us with him aren't you?"

Top marks Matt. We'll make a newspaper editor of you yet.

So we thought we'd test the theory further by getting them to edit TV Biz.

"So you have to fill four pages every day?" inquires Karen.

"Well yes," I tell her, "that's where you guys come in. But we can't just fill it with Doctor Who. What else do you like?" Matt confesses he's in a vampire phase and has been devouring grisly Channel 4 and FX series True Blood.

He said: "I've been very privileged and seen all of series two already. It's absolutely fantastic.

"I've been watching it on the bus while we've been touring the country.

"We've got an episode of Doctor Who that features vampires and some of them are quite hot. We got to go to Croatia to film the episode, which was beautiful."

His other telly addiction isn't quite as gruesome.


He revealed: if there is one thing I watch most days it's Masterchef. I'm hooked."

Karen also loves her telly and admits she has been devouring episodes of Friends. She said: "We don't have much time to ourselves when we're filming, so any telly we do watch is a bit of a treat."

But both will be glued to the box for tonight's debut episode of Doctor Who at 6.20pm on BBC1.

Karen said: "We'll be watching with our families as a lot of them still haven't seen us on screen yet. I hope they like it."


FANCY having your very own sonic screwdriver? We can show you how — after getting a close look at Matt Smith's beloved show prop when he visited TV Biz towers.

Using our Doctor Who-sized brains, we've memorised how the BBC props team put it together.

You will need: a junior hacksaw, silver spray paint, UHU glue, a ballpoint pen and a dry wall fitting.

  1. Take pen apart
  2. Cut pen in half
  3. Wedge wall fitting into pen
  4. Stick glue lid on other end then stick remaining half of pen on to glue lid
  5. Leave glue to drive and spray silver
  6. Take down the pub/school and impress your pals

Who Spot

MATT reckons BBC2 chiefs should resurrect his political drama Party Animals to tie in with the election. Matt, who played cynical Danny Foster, said: "It feels like the right time." The BBC made one series of the acclaimed show about the lives of Westminster researchers.

Who Spot

HE'S got something of the Doctor Who baddle about him - so no wonder Matt and Karen are fascinated by Simon Cowell. Matt says: "I have to admit I do enjoy his shows. I can't believe the last X Factor got 20 million viewers." Karen added: "He knows what he's doing."

HE'S no stranger to Amy Winehouse's favourite pub the Hawley Arms. But Matt is starting to look like her fella Blake Fielder-Civil. He wore a similar jumble- sale outfit yesterday.

Co-star Karen also got the look in a tatty army jacket.

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