Smith’s Future Beyond 2013

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The Sun are today reporting that Matt Smith will stay on as the Doctor until “at least” 2014.

They state:

MATT SMITH will keep playing Doctor Who until at least 2014, he has revealed. Show boss Steven Moffat has convinced him to stay by creating a “brilliant” series.

 Matt already working on shows for the 2013 series, said: “His first episode sounds great. It hasn’t been written yet but the idea is as brilliant and as mental as you’d expect from Steven. So there’s a lot to look forward to.

 “When Steven was going to pitch the next season to me not long ago, he said, ‘Are you ready to cry?’ ”

Matt, back as the Time Lord later this autumn, added that he couldn’t wait to get stuck into the Doctor’s 50th anniversary celebrations next year. He said: “We want to do 50 years — and everyone that’s been associated with the show — justice. We want to go, ‘Look, world, here is Doctor Who. It’s 50 years old, a science-fiction show, still going and going from strength to strength’.

“Steven will do something brilliant. He’ll do something grand or maybe something very simple but he’ll come to it as a fan. He’ll go, ‘What would I want to see?’ ”

Matt said he struggled to come to terms with what the role meant when he took it on. He said: “If you remember, when I took over, no one thought it would work. I was ‘too young’. David (Tennant) had come from a stellar era. I was unknown.

“For a month or two when I started I was like, ‘This is impossible. I can’t’ — just the pressure of it. Everyone was sort of going, ‘Go on, show us what you’ve got.’ I told myself, ‘If I can get through this I can get through anything’.”

However, as many of you will realise these quotes have actually been taken from Matt’s interview in Doctor Who Magazine, which we reported on last month. Smith only said that he had been pitched the 2014 series, not that he had definitely signed up.