Matt Smith reveals premise of Doctor Who 7b story

News Louisa Mellor
18 Dec 2012 - 12:02

The Eleventh Doctor has revealed the premise of a forthcoming episode of Doctor Who's seventh series...

Contains story details for a series 7b episode.

Those of you with proper jobs may not have caught Matt Smith's brief appearance on today's ITV1 show This Morning, so we've done you the courtesy of taking a look.

Speaking to Philip Schofield and Ruth Langsford, Smith was on the show to promote the Doctor Who Christmas Special (read our spoiler-free review here), but while there he also let drop some details about one of the forthcoming series 7b episodes, written by Steven Moffat.

According to Smith, one of the new Moffat-penned stories has the following premise: "What if there was a monster in the Wi-Fi?", said Smith, "It's the genius of Steven Moffat again. What exists in the Wi-Fi? We all need it..." 

Could Moffat have been influenced by the Mark Gatiss-penned The Idiot's Lantern, which had television as a vehicle for nastiness? Whatever the inspiration, we're sold on the idea.

While on the ITV1 sofa, Smith also confirmed the TARDIS' new-look, saying that the set has been "slightly revamped, interior designed as it were". He also tantalisingly mentioned the short stories he wrote about the Doctor in the period between being cast and his first appearance, and once again cited the characters of Blackadder, Frank Spencer and Inspector Clouseau as his comedic inspiration for the role. Oh, and apparently he's nicked the hatstand from the old TARDIS interior for his house.

Finally, he praised new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman as having "started thrillingly" and done "brilliant, very detailed work" on the show so far, and declared Christmas Special villain Richard E. Grant as "born to play a Who villain". Based on what we've seen, we'd have to concur.

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