The Hollywood Reporter now has it that Matt Smith will be leaving Doctor Who at some point in season eight.
It’s big news for Doctor Who fans – especially with that whole regeneration things.
“Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show,” said Smith. I’m incredibly grateful to all the cast and crew who work tirelessly every day, to realise all the elements of the show and deliver Doctor Who to the audience. Many of them have become good friends and I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last four years.”
It looks like the Doctor Who special that airs on November 23, 2013 will be his last.
“Of course, this isn’t the end of the story,” said lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat. “Because now the search begins. Somewhere out there right now – all unknowing, just going about their business – is someone who’s about to become the Doctor. A life is going to change, and Doctor Who will be born all over again! After 50 years, that’s still so exciting!”
When you have a chance to pick your jaw off the floor, use the comment section below to share your thoughts on this, and how you think it will (or won’t) change the nature of the show.