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Colin Baker: 'Smith would need ID'

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Colin Baker: 'Smith would need ID'
Colin Baker has joked about the power of time travel to help make ever younger Doctors following the decision to cast 26-year-old Matt Smith in the title role of Doctor Who.

In his column for This Is Local London, the Sixth Doctor revealed that he had recently attended a Doctor Who convention in Los Angeles.

Baker said: "It is heartening that they are still prepared to tolerate the old fogies who used to portray the nation's favourite Time Lord in the age of the new improved programme and the ever youthening Doctor.

"As if David Tennant hadn't already proved the visibly beneficial power of time travel on the genes, the imminent new one, Matt Smith, we are told, is so young that he is likely to be asked for ID if he tries to purchase an intergalactic gargle blaster in licensed premises either side of the Atlantic."

Baker also revealed that he had unknowingly bumped into former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson outside a Belgian chocolate shop in Santa Monica.

> Click here to relive Baker's introduction and regeneration scenes

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