Matt Smith's doctor plan

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 August 2010
'Doctor Who' actor Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Matt Smith is reportedly set to stay as the titular Timelord in 'Doctor Who' until the sci-fi series reaches its 50th anniversary in 2013

Matt Smith is expected to stay with 'Doctor Who' until 2013.

The 27-year-old actor - who was the youngest ever Doctor when he took over the role of the time-travelling Timelord in January this year - is reportedly set to continue working on the BBC sci-fi series until it reaches its 50th anniversary in three years time.

A source told the Daily Express newspaper: "Matt has made it clear he's keen to commit himself to the series for the long-term.

"The current team believe that Matt is the person to continue taking the show forward over the next few years and want to avoid the prospect of fans having to get used to yet another actor in the role in the near future."

However, a spokesperson for the show, which launched in 1963, refused to confirm whether Matt has been given a new three-year contract or not.

They said: "From Matt's point of view he's loving playing the part and has no plans to quit. We aren't in a position to provide a comment as to whether he'll be playing the part in 2013."

The actor recently admitted he has plenty more to give the show and wants to be able to rank his performances 10 out of 10.

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