Saturday, June 1, 2013

Matt Smith to leave Doctor Who

The BBC have announced that Matt Smith is to leave Doctor Who later this year. Watch a BBC News report HERE.

The actor's final story as The Doctor will be the 2013 Doctor Who Christmas Special. According to Matt, it begins filming in "August or September". Shooting on the 50th Anniversary Special has finished - read all about it HERE.

Doctor Who Series 8 will continue with a new actor in the role whilst Jenna-Louise Coleman has stated that she is involved in the next series.

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Read more about Series 8 HERE.

20 comments:

IanO said...

I thought Matt said he was staying for Series 8, Hes been the best Doctor since Tom Baker!

Suzu said...

b-but they said that Matt continues to season 8 at least... :'(

tom parkes said...

no. No. NO. NOO!!!!

tom parkes said...

no. No. NO. NO!!!

Anonymous said...

Don't you think he looks tired?

srmcd1 said...

They gave us hope, and then they took it away. That's enough to make anyone dangerous. God knows what it will do to us...

novroz said...

Arrrgh. It took 2 series for me to like him and 3 series to become a fan....and now he's leaving :(

Why not one more series Matt? while I am still a fan.

Anonymous said...

I love you

Anonymous said...

Woohoo!

Anonymous said...

He said he's stay UNTIL 2014, but not for the duration of it :(

Slothboy said...

It figures. Just when I finally decided I liked Matt Smith as much as David Tennant. :(

I wonder who it will be. I vote for Simon Pegg!

Anonymous said...

Thanks god he's leaving. I haven't been this happy since David Tennant left!

Anonymous said...

He's not even in the same league as Tom Baker

Anonymous said...

Matt Smith is the perfect doctor - whimsical, funny, strong and gentle with a face brimming with emotions and care. I certainly don't want a female nor an old man replacing him


Soo sad

Anonymous said...

Season 7 had some awesome episodes and showed a complex side of the doctor. It showed Matt Smith's versatility.

Anonymous said...

Didn't they show John Hurt in the last show and indicate he would be the next Doctor?

Anonymous said...

All those reports that Smith had confirmed that he was in for Series 8 were just rubbish to conceal the truth? Why???

Got a bad feeling about this....

Cameron McEwan said...

Anonymous

There was no actual confirmation (and you'll find that was never reported here on Blogtor Who).

Anonymous said...

No, I can't believe.....sigh!

Anonymous said...

I suffered through the one dimensional acting of Jenna Coleman with the hopes she was a one-season drop in only. If Matt indeed does leave and Jenna remains, I guess this truly is the end of Dr. Who for me, as I draw the line watching an actress who can only deliver the material via one of two ways, "eyes wide open" and then when a much more dramatic effect is required, she morphs into the "eyes very wide open". To those in charge of Doctor Who, please dump Jenna and keep Matt as if you do, I along with all the other Doctor Who fanatics in my neck of the woods will consider tuning back in. If not, at least it was fun for a while and we got a few years from the new crop of Doctors. And if Matt is truly gone and only "eyes wide open" is going to remain, then Bye, Bye Doctor and thanks for making a small part of my life better for a short period of time.