Freema Agyeman has spoken of her delight at Matt Smith being chosen as the new Doctor Who.

The 29-year-old actress, who starred as Martha Jones in the long-running series, said she was delighted Matt will replace David Tennant as the Doctor.

She said: “I think Matt looks absolutely fantastic, he really does. He seems to have all the right things that are needed.

“He has the gravitas and the weight to represent someone who is 900-plus years old but also he’s got those quirks about him that would lend itself to the flight of fancy that the Doctor has. And he just looks fantastic, the hair everything! I’m really excited!”

Freema, who is now starring in Law and Order UK, also said she “thanked my lucky stars” for her part in Doctor Who.

She said: “I had an absolutely amazing time on the show. I truly, truly enjoyed myself.

“It’s so nice to get a long-running job in this career but if you can get up in the morning and look forward to getting to work it’s an absolute bonus and I completely had that throughout all of my time there.”

Matt will take over the role of Doctor Who when current timelord, David, leaves the show in 2010.

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