Matt did some unpleasant jobs before finding fame

Doctor Who starMatt Smith did some pretty nasty jobs before becoming a successful actor.

He worked in all sorts of places to keep himself afloat.

On my first day as a glass collector, I had to brush sick off a carpet, which was pretty horrendous,’ says Matt, 30.

Matt, who found fame when he was cast as the Doctor in 2009 and recently announced he is quitting the BBC series, had always dreamed of a soccer career when he was a young boy.

I got injured when I was a kid and it prevented me from becoming a footballer,’ he tells The Guardian Weekend.

Now I am quite happy being an actor but, at the time, that was the biggest thing to overcome.’

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Anna Francis