The new Doctor's look seems to have borrowed elements from his predecessors. The red braces he is wearing under his jacket are just like the ones the second Time Lord, Patrick Troughton wore and Matt's natty bow tie has been seen before on third Doctor Jon Pertwee.
Arriving in Wales to start work, Matt was enthusiastic about his appointment. "The scripts are brilliant... I'm excited about the future and all the brilliant adventures I get to go on as the Doctor," said the Northampton-born star.
Joining Matt on set at Dunraven Bay near Bridgend was Scottish actress and part-time model Karen Gillan, who plays his assistant Amy Pond.
Producers are keeping character and storyline details under wraps for now, so fans will have to wait until the 13-episode series hits screens in spring 2010. Until then there are three Doctor Who specials with David Tennant in the lead role to look forward to later this year.