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Published on June 22nd, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds

Matt’s Staying Forever!

With speculation rife you can’t blame Matt Smith for wanting to confirm just how long he’ll remain in the role of the Doctor.

Matt Smith as the DoctorSo while speaking to the Life of Wylie (via Blastr) about his forthcoming performance in the ‘austerity Olympics’ drama Bert and Dickie Matt share his thought process with us and revealed a little something about how long he’ll be in the role:



“…50 years. I’m loving making it. I think we’ve got one of our strongest seasons yet coming up. I really do. We go into the 50th year all guns blazing. And I’ll be around. So … that’s it, really.”

So it could be forever, fifty years or the end of 2013. I’m glad we cleared that up.

Whatever the outcome of Matt’s deliberations there’s still plenty of time left for more hijinks, more mystery and more drama as the stakes continue to elevate towards ‘the fall of the eleventh’.

So how long do you think Matt will stay in the role beyond Doctor Who’s fiftieth anniversary in 2013?


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

4 Responses to Matt’s Staying Forever!

  1. avatar stlshawn says:

    8th Doctor Audio has to be my favorite. But for TV, it switches between 7th and 8th (depending on my mood). Both were plagued with production and writing issues (and one had a bit of a wardrobe issue), but their performances were incredible.

  2. avatar upasana says:

    I really would love Matt to stay forever but then that’s not what the show is all about. It’s about change. I had a theory where I was thinking that they might show him regenerating at the end of 50th anniversary special and leave the audience with the 12th Doctor. But whatever it might be, Moffat has to work really hard to make us cry when Matt leaves just like when David did. But well, it’s Moffat we are talking about..isn’t he good at making people cry!

  3. avatar James says:

    I would like to see Matt Smith do at least another three seasons but whilst he is very good, the writers are often very poor. That end of last season episode was incomprehensible, pointless drivel and made no sense. We need to keep Matt Smith but get rid of Stephen Moffatt and the lazy writing of Gareth Roberts.

  4. avatar Audrey says:

    He’s NOT forever, STUPID JOHN HURT

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