Matt Smith hints at Ice Warriors Doctor Who return

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 June 2012
Matt Smith at the National Television Awards

Matt Smith

Matt Smith has given a big hint he will battle classic 'Doctor Who' monsters the Ice Warriors in the new series of the sci-fi show

Matt Smith has given a big hint classic 'Doctor Who' monsters the Ice Warriors are returning to the new series.

Rumours have been rife the villainous race would be battling the Time Lord when the sci-fi show returns to screens on BBC One this autumn and the 29-year-old actor was quizzed about it during his appearance at The 11th Hour mini-convention in Birmingham at the weekend.

When told by organiser Sean Harry the "Ice Warriors are one of the last classic monsters not to make a return to 'Doctor Who', Matt replied "yes" and turned to the audience and smiled broadly and knowingly at them before adding "that's good to know, next question," leaving fans in hysterics.

Last week, it was reported regular 'Doctor Who' writer Mark Gatiss had penned the episode which will see the half-reptile, half-humanoid monsters return to fight the Doctor for the first time since 1974 adventure 'The Monster of Peladon' - when Jon Pertwee was in the lead role.

A source said: "Fans have been crying out for the return of the Ice Warriors. Now they've got their wish."

The aliens made their first appearance in 'Doctor Who' in 'The Ice Warriors' in 1967 opposite Second Doctor Patrick Troughton and made five subsequent appearances on TV.

Matt has made no secret that his portrayal of the Doctor is partly inspired by Patrick's interpretation and the last series saw the return of the Cybermen's pet-like allies the Cybermats, who were also originally introduced in 1967 during Patrick's tenure of the TARDIS.

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