Matt Smith took on Alan Partridge and thrilled fans with his surprise appearance (Picture: BBC)
Matt Smith made a surprise appearance on This Time With Alan Partridge, as his character took on the incompetent broadcaster.
The Doctor Who actor played a writer who had taken aim at Alan’s show, only to regret his decisions when Alan, played by Steve Coogan, started dropping references to a presenter Matt’s character was having an affair with.
‘You could be investigating things that really matter,’ Matt’s character urged Alan, with the broadcaster insisting: ‘My audience are more concerned about hand dryers and speed bumps.’
It was Matt’s first appearance on TV in four years, and his first since starring in The Crown as a young Prince Philip alongside Claire Foy’s Queen Elizabeth II.
Since 2017, when the series aired on Netflix, he’s appeared in a string of films, and has appeared in the play Lungs at the Old Vic.
Safe to say, fans were thrilled to see him back on the box, with one writing: ‘Was only brief, but was nice to see Matt Smith back on the telebox once again.’
‘Watching #ThisTime and confirmed again that Matt Smith is a great actor,’ another added. ‘And possibly the best Dr Who.’
‘Matt Smith was a nice surprise; brilliant actor and what a fantastic scene. Excellent on every level,’ one more said.
However, it won’t be long until we see Matt back on the small screen again, as he’s currently filming Game Of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon.
Fans loved the scene (Picture: BBC)
Matt is set to star in the highly-anticipated fantasy series as Prince Daemon Targaryen, the younger brother of King Viserys, depicting the character in the story set 300 years prior to the events of Game of Thrones.
In the first photograph of the actor in costume as the prince, he was pictured with Truth Seekers actor Emma D’Arcy, who plays Rhaenyra, the first-born child of the king.
In the image, the relatives appear to be standing on a beach, looking at each other with their matching silvery blonde hair and elegant robes.
The Royal Family, dragons, Partridge – you definitely can’t say he’s not versatile.
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