Matt Smith not planning to leave Doctor Who 'any time soon'

Matt SmithMatt Smith says he has no plans to leave Doctor Who ‘any time soon’.

The actor took over the role of the travelling Time Lord in 2010 from David Tennant and is currently filming his third series in the role; production began on the seventh season of the revived Doctor Who last week. As ever there had been some speculation over Smith’s future with the BBC sci-fi series but in a new interview with Daybreak that actor said he was committed to Doctor Who for the time being.

“It’s a thrill playing the part. I don’t want to give it up anytime soon. We have a whole season to make and a Christmas special as well, so I won’t be leaving any time soon.  We’ll get this season out of the way and see where I’m at. I take it season by season and I take the job day by day because there’s no other way you can do it.” –
Matt Smith on Daybreak.

The seventh season is expected to air this Autumn instead of Doctor Who‘s traditional Spring slot with an Easter launch. It is unknown how many episodes will be shown this year and how many will be held over until next year in a spilt of the season reflecting season six’s spilt. 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who with much speculation as to how the occasion will be marked on-screen with some fans hoping for a multi-Doctor story.

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