DESPITE reports that he was set to leave Doctor Who after just one more series, Day & Night can exclusively reveal that Matt Smith is to stay on until the show’s 50th anniversary in three years.
BBC insiders now say moves are afoot to sign up the actor, 27, until 2013.
“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,” says our show mole.
“Matt has made it clear he’s keen to commit himself to the series for the long-term.”
He took over from the hugely popular David Tennant at the beginning of the year and has won rave reviews.
A spokeswoman for the show says: “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.”
To be honest, it doesn't come as a shock to me: obviously, we are only going to get a few more Doctors, so they better hold on to the lad!