With Doctor Who's 50th anniversary fast approaching, many are taking bets as to when Matt Smith will leave the beloved sci-fi series. But hold on to the TARDIS—because here's what the beloved Eleventh Doctor has to say about his future on Who.
In an interview with Bangshowbiz, Smith said:
"We've got Doctor Who's 50th anniversary coming up in November 2013, and one assumes there'll be another Christmas special after that, and I'd hope to be part of it. I take each year as it comes. All good things come to an end, but my mum is aghast at the thought of me ever not being the Doctor. The show is the star and will continue without me.
"I'm committed to it next year and will sit down with Steven Moffat and see where we go from there. I've no immediate plans to leave. I'm around for a whole year and that's a long time."
"Maybe someone could play the Doctor for seven years like Tom Baker, but... it's 10 months a year."
So at least we know we (most probably) won't be getting a regeneration during the Big 50 Anniversary Bash and that Smith is sticking around for more wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey adventures for at least another year after that.
But then we guess all bets will be off, since Smith doesn't seem to be keen to match Fourth Doctor Tom Baker's seven-year record tenure as the Mad Man in the Big Blue Box. Or is he?
In the meanwhile, we're looking forward to more Doctor Who adventures in the upcoming Xmas special "The Snowmen." How about you? Do you feel Matt Smith's tenure as the Doctor will end the year after the 50th anniversary?
(via Doctor Who TV)