Matt Smith proposes to his girlfriend at the Doctor Who Experience

It’s the latest engagement to take place at the London exhibition celebrating the series...

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The news may break some hearts, but Matt Smith is engaged to be married, having proposed to his long-standing girlfriend at the Doctor Who Experience in London last night.

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Matt, 22, from Rochford, Essex, donned his Doctor Who outfit, complete with tweed jacket and bow tie, and pretended to be part of an exhibit before surprising girlfriend Stacie-Anne Dilkes by getting down on one knee and asking her to marry him. 

Doctor Who star Matt Smith – 29, from Northampton – sent his personal congratulations to the pair.

“Matt Smith proposing to his girlfriend! Firstly, being a Smith means phone calls to the bank take so much longer – there are so many Smiths!!” said the actor.

“But I bet none of them have proposed at the Doctor Who Experience! Amy and Rory would be proud. Next – babies in the Tardis…? Congratulations to you both and many years of happiness. Love, Matt.”

The Doctor Who Experience, based at the Olympia exhibition centre in Kensington, clearly brings out romantic feelings in Who fans – according to the official Doctor Who Facebook page, this is not the first proposal that’s taken place there.

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The exhibition promises an interactive, multimedia journey featuring specially filmed sequences starring Matt Smith himself. It also hosts original props, costumes and monsters from the show.