Matt Smith has shot down rumours he is to appear in Sherlock.

Steven Moffat, who is executive producer of both Sherlock and Doctor Who, sparked rumours the former Time Lord may make a cameo in the hit detective show earlier this year.

But Matt told a panel of fans at the Wizard World Con he would not be sharing a screen with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

According to the Daily Mirror, he said: “Listen, there’s no room for me on Sherlock! They’ve got Benedict and Martin, that’s quite enough peculiar Englishmen for that show. There’s no room for another.”

Write and producer Steve told in January he wasn’t against the idea of casting Matt in a guest role in Sherlock, if the character was right.

He said: “If there was a perfect part for Smith, there’s no rule against it.

“We wouldn’t want it to be stunt casting, because stunt casting doesn’t work, so it would have to be just because he was overwhelming right for it.”


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