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Matt Smith Set to Leave Doctor Who After Christmas Special?

Posted by Christina Cooper on March 23, 2013 at 3:15 AM



Although I may not be ready to party with Matt Smith as the Doctor, sources say that Matt Smith will be leaving Doctor Who after this years Christmas Special.  This means that he will regenerate into the 12th (and final?) after Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary.  His contract is through 2013 which would mean that unless an extension is made, he would be contractually complete by the Doctor Who Christmas Special.  The Sun is reporting that Matt is leaving Doctor Who to focus on his film career.  Who bosses currently have no one in mind to fill his place. 


This news has not been officially confirmed by Matt Smith or BBC.  BBC's current statement is:  "Sorry folks but even we don’t know what’s going to happen at Christmas. It’s not been written yet! But Matt loves the show and is to start filming the unmissable 50th anniversary, and the new series starting on Easter Saturday."


Although this news is unconfirmed, it is most likely to be true.  Matt Smith has been a Doctor for three seasons, and audiences grew to know and love him through the Ponds and now Clara.  I'm a huge fan of Matt's and I'm going to really miss him once he's left the show.  But I'm ready for a new Doctor.  I almost wish he would have regenerated when the Pond's were killed... Either way, I'm excited to see how Who bosses plan to write the 50th Anniversary and then a Christmas Special involving the regeneration from the 11th to the 12th Doctor.  


The second half of Season 7 of Doctor Who returns on Saturday, March 30 at 8 p.m. on BBC America.  

Categories: Doctor Who

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