Matt Smith, who plays the 11th Doctor Who, was stopped by security officials in Heathrow Airport. The star was attempting to board a plane for a flight to Belfast but was stopped when official thought the screwdriver was a weapon.
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A source told the tabloid; “Matt’s a huge fan of the screwdriver so didn’t think anything of carrying it with him on the plane. It’s basically just a fake prop and doesn’t exactly do much.
“But going through the X-ray scanner, it probably looks like a weapon, albeit something you’d see in ‘Star Wars.’
“Matt was very polite and explained what the screwdriver was. But the guards just looked puzzled. Fortunately he had some ‘Doctor Who’ promo material on him so was able to show them who he was.
“Once the penny dropped and they had a proper look at the screwdriver, they let him through.”
The BBC have admitted that Matt has already broken at least four sonic screwdrivers during the filming of the new Doctor Who series.