British actor Matt Smith was surprised with a special cake on the set of Doctor Who last week (ends28Oct12) to celebrate his 30th birthday.

The star reached the milestone on Sunday (28Oct12), and the cast and crew donned masks featuring the actor's face to spook him as he arrived to shoot scenes.

Smith was then presented with a cake in the shape of the iconic character's time-travelling Tardis.

The celebration was caught on camera and footage of the event was uploaded to the Bbc's website.

The birthday boy told his pals, "Let's have some cake! This is like the best present ever, thank you. Wow."