Smith, who split with Brazilian actress Mayana Moura recently, has already confessed to having a crush on Miss Lowe.

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It’s not that, there’s no sense of mimicking there.’ He slips into the voice he uses for the part.

‘He talks like that, it’s very high and he sits like that, very straight.’ As he acts it out it becomes clear how hard it is going to be to capture the 27-year-old Smith in words.

The 24-year-old told the magazine that she started to write a statement, but realised she had nothing to apologise for.

"I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years," she said.

‘My mother makes her opinion of my boyfriends very known, and it usually has a massive effect on whether I am with them or not,' she told You magazine this week.

'I knew she hated my first boyfriend – in my rebel phase – and that’s why I stayed with him. I can’t be with them unless she approves of them.' So it seems that Will must have got Pearl Lowe's seal of approval.

Among the shop fronts, a konditerei has materialised and sitting at a table outside it is Matt Smith, better known these days as Doctor Who. ‘It’s one of the best scripts that I’ve read in a long time…’ It was adapted by playwright Kevin Elyot.

He’s playing Christopher Isherwood in the BBC adaptation of the writer’s 1976 memoir Christopher and His Kind. ‘Plus the fact that it was very different to what I’m doing as the Doctor.

The Oscar-winner, one of the most high-profile victims of the hacking of hundreds of explicit images of Hollywood actresses, said it was a "sex crime".

She told Vanity Fair magazine that anyone who looked at the images "should cower with shame".

As a newcomer to the celebrity world, Doctor Who star Matt Smith is still adjusting to fame.