Matt Smith vows not to quit Doctor Who

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 December 2011
Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Matt Smith has vowed to remain on 'Doctor Who', despite his co-star Karen Gillan departing the BBC One sci-fi show at the end of the next series

Matt Smith has vowed to remain on 'Doctor Who'.

The 29-year-old actor - who plays the Time Lord in the BBC One sci-fi drama - explained while he had known "for a while" that his co-star Karen Gillan would be departing her role as the doctor's faithful assistant Amy Pond, he will not be following in her footsteps and quitting the show.

Speaking on the Christmas special of BBC One's 'The Graham Norton Show', he said: "I am very happy to stay. I love it. I'll miss Karen because she's my best mate. She's mad as a box of cats, but a firecracker.

"But there comes a time when a story concludes - and the essence of the show is that it constantly reinvents itself."

Karen - who will leave 'Doctor Who' at the end of the next series alongside her onscreen husband Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) - is to bow out of the show in a "heartbreaking" storyline.

Showrunner Steven Moffat recently said: "The Ponds will be rejoining us next series.

"But the final days of the Ponds are coming, I am not telling you when and I won't say how. But that story is going to come to a heartbreaking end."


1. maidentales31 Dec 2011, 8:49pm Report

I was looking for somewhere to comment that Matt Smith is famed by playing Doctor Who and I wished that he would stay playing the Doctor. He's great. Not the classic Dr. Who most would expect but giving his own individual input into the role which is different to the rest. David Tennant was an excellent Doctor and I didn't believe he could be replaced but Matt Smith has done an excellent job in evolving the role. It was a sad loss that David Tennant decided to move on. I really hope that Matt Smith decides to stay and get himself into the Guinness Book of Records being the longest actor to play Dr. Who. Good on you Matt. You're the only show I make sure I don't miss being away from home now living in Portugal. Keep up the good work. Will miss Karen as Amy as she's just out of this world but wishing her all the best and please, writers, don't make us cry too much. This Christmas's Special meant we were all in tears with The Doctor on Christmas Day. I agree that writers are extremely important and making the writing clever rather than too complicated is the essence of the timeless Time Lord, Dr. Who.

Post a comment

RSS feed of these comments