WATCH: ‘Doctor Who’ Star Matt Smith Carries the Olympic Flame

Doctor Who's Matt Smith (Photo: Doctor Who)

As we teased yesterday, Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith, in full tracksuit glory, carried the Olympic Torch in Cardiff today, completing a leg in the relay from BBC Wales’ Roath Lock Studios (where Who is filmed) to the Sennedd. A massive crowd turned out up at 6:29 am UK time to cheer Smith on. “I love the whole sense of the Olympics,” Matt said. “I mean it’s so early in the morning but there are so many people here with bunting and there’s a great atmosphere and everything’s so celebratory… I’m excited to be part of it!”

Doctor Who's Matt Smith

For more photos, see the official BBC Doctor Who site. Matt was interviewed for BBC News before his run — watch below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiizaAWSp3k

And here’s a clip featuring a bit of the run:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3I28PuxG70

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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