Smith was born on the 28th of October 1982, making him the youngest actor to ever play the character in the television series at age 26 when he joined the show on January 2009. He grew up in Northampton England and attended Northampton School for Boys. Smith had a knack for football as a young boy and played for the youth teams of Northampton Town, Nottingham Forest and Leicester City. In an interview with Smith on BBC last year, he said:
“There is a history of footballers in my family, my grandad played for Notts County and my dad played at county level. But there were no expectations because my dad’s a wonderful man and he would never put that pressure on me.”
He dreamed of becoming a professional football player but due to spondylosis, a back injury he was diagnosed with at age 16, he was forced to quit football.
Following the injury, Smith was introduced by one of his former teachers in drama to acting by signing him up to be part of a school play but he was adamant. He described his grief from quitting football and his wanting to be a football player instead of an actor.
"But I had a wonderful tea...
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