Doctor Who News Matt Smith as the Doctor in The Power of Three

Published on September 27th, 2012 | by Meredith Burdett

Matt Smith: “It would be madness” to leave

There have been rumours that Matt Smith may be handing in the keys to the TARDIS soon. One red top tabloid newspaper recently ran an article with the strap line “I QUIT” next to a picture of Matt Smith dressed as the Doctor, panicked fans (and indeed the entire Kasterborous team) breathed a sigh of relief upon reading the article to discover that the quote was a complete red herring and no such statement had been made.

Thank goodness, really, as Matt Smith is brilliant as the Doctor.

In fact, speaking with the Radio Times recently, the actor confirmed that he was enjoying the work that Doctor Who provides for him and has no immediate plans to leave the role of the Doctor just yet.

In a powerful statement, the actor went on to say:

I don’t think there’s any point in concerning yourself with what you might be doing if you weren’t doing this…It would be madness – total madness – to be wishing it away when it’s such a gift.

Matt has confirmed that he’ll be filming new episodes next year as well as the specials for the fiftieth anniversary that we’re all drooling over (or is that just the team at Kasterborous? We’ve all had to start wearing wellies to work!) and after that who knows? He may stay; he may go, let’s just take a leaf out of his book and enjoy the moment of the Eleventh Doctor while he’s still going strong!


Tags: , ,

About the Author


What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

2 Responses to Matt Smith: “It would be madness” to leave

  1. avatar Rick Lundeen says:

    It’s odd but even though he’s in the midst of his third series already, it doesn’t seem like he’s been the Doctor all that long. It *seems* like he’s just getting started. I’m very happy that he’ll have done 3 series and an anniversary special—everyone should be thankful of that. You never know when an actor will pull an “Eccleston”. If Matt quits after the 50th, so be it and I wish him all the best but I do kind of hope he stays and does that 4th year…or more. The more the better. He’s easily the best Doctor since Tom Baker, with the same kind of magic.

  2. avatar stlshawn says:

    I have really come to love Mr. Smith as the doctor. I am glad to see they are letting him use his natural “strangeness” to enhance the character so much.

    I’m loving the ride.

Please be aware that all comments are subject to adherence to our comments policy.
Back to Top ↑