Matt Smith’s Doctor Who marriage proposal in front of Tardis

13:28 04 February 2012

Matt Smith proposed to his girlfriend Stacie-Anne Dilkes in front of the Tardis, dressed in full Doctor Who outfit

Matt Smith proposed to his girlfriend Stacie-Anne Dilkes in front of the Tardis, dressed in full Doctor Who outfit

Dressed in his full Doctor Who costume and stood in front of the Tardis parked in London, romantic Matt Smith proposed to his girlfriend.

Doctor Who Experience

London Olympia Two (2nd Floor), Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX

Visit time: 90 minutes approx

Opening times: 10am-6pm daily.

Ticket prices: Adult: £20.00 (door price) / £18.00 (advance peak) / £15.50 (advance off-peak), child 5 to 16: £15.50 /£14.00 /£12.50, under-5s free, family of four: £62.00 / £52.00 /£46.00

Tube: Kensington (Olympia) on the District line

Buses: 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 391, N9, N10, N28

Weeks of planning went into the marriage proposal, which took place as the as the couple were surrounded by villains from the Time Lord’s travels.

But this was not Matt Smith the actor who was getting down on bended knee.

It was 22-year-old namesake Matt Smith from Rochford in Essex who worked with BBC Worldwide to set up his marriage offer, which was accepted, at the Doctor Who Experience attraction in Kensington Olympia Two.

Mr Smith surprised his new fiancee, avid Who fan Stacie-Anne Dilkes, who thought she was heading to London for a shopping trip.

He thought it would be the perfect location and slipped away from his partner to pop on the uniform of the 11th Doctor.

The happy couple were even sent a personal message from the screen Matt Smith, who has played the Doctor for two series.

He joked that becoming a Smith will have its downside for 23-year-old Ms Dilkes.

“Firstly, being a Smith means phone calls to the bank take so much longer - there are so many Smiths,” the actor said.

“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.”

The exhibition is in its final few weeks of a year-long London run after welcoming more than 200,000 visitors to view items from half a century of the BBC show.

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

After weeks of challenges and cringeworthy boardroom showdowns, Lord Sugar made a decision – and Twitter was watching.

Read more

And the runner-up was OK about losing out to the “very credible” winner.

Read more

And we were all invited to the happy couple’s big day!

Read more

Promoted content

We've got a great selection of Secret Santa presents and stocking fillers for under a tenner...  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Office Secret Santa: it’s a Christmas ritual that everyone dreads, but no-one wants to seem like a Scrooge by saying no. Never fear, London24 is here to make buying gifts for Dave in Accounts simple and stress-free, with a selection of presents for under a tenner

Money saving Christmas gifts to add to your shopping list!

It’s nearly time to go on the hunt for Christmas presents, stuck on what to get for your nearest and dearest? We’ve picked out a selection of great deals to get you started and to help you save some pennies!

After weeks of challenges and cringeworthy boardroom showdowns, Lord Sugar made a decision – and Twitter was watching.

And we were all invited to the happy couple’s big day!

And they have a role to play in saving their species.

TOP Stories

Yesterday, 18:22
Eragon the chihuahua has been reunited with his owner for Christmas after being found in a Santa sack miles away from his home (Picture: RSPCA)

A tiny chihuahua from London has been reunited with his owner for Christmas after being found left in a Santa sack on a church porch all the way in Hertfordshire.

Yesterday, 18:02
A murder investigation was launched after police were called to reports of a man stabbed at Lumley Flats in Pimlico Road (Picture: Google Streetview)

A 65-year-old woman has been bailed after being arrested on suspicion of murder following the fatal stabbing of a man at a flat in Pimlico.

Yesterday, 19:08
Chloe Williams  has not been seen since 3.30pm on Saturday, December 21 after leaving her home in Chingford (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a missing 20-year-old woman from Chingford who said she was going to a friend’s house and has not been since.

London Bloggers

Thursday, November 27, 2014
The main room at the Museum of Comedy (Pic: Steve Ullathorne)

This week I visited the Museum of Comedy located at the corner of Museum Street and Bloomsbury Way in the crypt under St George’s Church.

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Bird Lovegod

I genuinely and honestly have only a slight problem when it comes to buying domain names.

Friday, November 14, 2014
Bird says back up your data

What happened after a friend of mine lost basically everything he’d created in the last 5 years: