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'Doctor Who' star Matt Smith 'auditioned for Footballers' Wives'

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Matt Smith filming Doctor Who in Central Park, New York.

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Doctor Who star Matt Smith reportedly once auditioned for a role on Footballers' Wives.

The drama - starring Zoe Lucker and Ben Price - aired on ITV from January 2002 to April 2006.

Smith's sister Laura Jayne told The Daily Mail: "I had a friend who worked on Footballers' Wives so I covered Matt in fake tan, gelled his hair, made him wear salmon pink trousers and sent him for an audition."

However, Smith - who won the role of the Doctor in 2009 - failed to impress the Footballers' Wives team.

Footballers' Wives, ITV
"He didn't get the part, which was probably a good thing," said Jayne. "That kind of look definitely isn't him."

Prior to replacing David Tennant on Doctor Who, Smith also auditioned to play John Watson in BBC drama Sherlock, a role eventually won by Martin Freeman.

Doctor Who returns to BBC One in the autumn.

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