New episodes of Doctor Who begin filming in Cardiff on Monday with episodes airing in spring of 2010.
The Doctor will also have a new companion, Amy Pond, played by Karen Gillan who meets him in the first episode.
Matt Smith has been quoted as saying:
"I feel very privileged and proud to be part of this iconic show. The scripts are brilliant - I'm excited about the future and all the brilliant adventures I get to go on as the Doctor."
Smith is taking over for current Doctor, David Tennant, who's final episode as The Doctor airs on New Year's Day.