Prepare to have your mind blown. The current Doctor Who Matt Smith was nearly in The Inbetweeners... as Will!
Iain Morris, who created The Inbetweeners (with Damon Beesley), has revealed, “Matt Smith, the best Doctor Who of all time, was up for the role of Will. He was really, really brilliant and so funny, just a brilliant actor. And clever. He had all the comic timing you wanted, all the dramatic sense you might need.”
“We spent a long time in development,” Beesley adds. “I think if we had to make a decision very quickly and we were going off to shoot, we would definitely have gone with Matt at that point. But it just became a very long, drawn-out thing, and he had other projects on the go. Quite big projects, as it turned out, but we loved him.”
We are going to need some time to think about how amazing that would have been. We are a bit glad Matt Smith didn’t get the role, because then he probably wouldn’t be Doctor Who, and that would make us very sad.