Speaking to the Radio Times, Smith suggested that he knew what age he would be when he left the show but stopped himself before he revealed said age.
This may well be something that he has decided for himself and not something that he has officially put in writing yet but it does look as if he has plans to move on.
“When I finish, I’ll be… well, I don’t know how old I’ll be, but by the end of next year I’ll be 29 so…”
“When I’m 40, I won’t be playing the same parts. If people are going to employ me on the basis that I once played The Doctor, that’s up to them. If the part’s right, the money’s good, why not?”
Of course, this is no bad thing. Matt is a revelation as the Eleventh Doctor but this era of Doctor Who is at such a fast pace, we’re lucky to have an incarnation of any Doctor for more than two years.
There may be a lot of speculation that comes from this over the next few months but don’t forget that Matt is going to be in the role of the Doctor until at least 2013, so sit back and enjoy the ride rather than worrying about what’s coming next!