Next week's Radio Times features Matt Smith on the cover (a textless version of the picture is below) and the UK Press Association have released the following short article:
Doctor Who star Matt Smith said he wants to see "more action" in the next series of the Timelord's adventures.
The actor, who is reported to have recently split up with girlfriend Daisy Lowe, said the sci-fi show's Christmas special had a "Narnia-esque shape and feel" to it.
He told the Radio Times: "Whereas last year felt more like a Christmas romp, there's a slow-burning, ethereal magic to this.
"We've covered a whole forest in snow. The scale is vast and there's just something wonderfully magical about it because it's never that snowy in this country, except maybe in Scotland ... and on the telly. It does it for you: all the snow and the lovely smell of the pine trees. I'm really, really looking forward to Christmas now."
Matt also revealed he'd been doing his stunts for the show - one of which involved him dodging a giant fireball.
He said: "Believe me, the fireball does so much of the acting for you. It was only afterwards that I realised I could have been seriously charred.
"I've been really enjoying it. Hopefully we'll see more action/adventure-y Doctor next season."
The Christmas special also includes appearances from familiar faces including comic Alexander Armstrong, Arabella Weir and Bill Bailey.
Bill, who is a devoted fan of the long-running BBC show, said appearing on it was "the equivalent of a knighthood".
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