Matt Smith says he has no plans to leave ‘Doctor Who’

Actor insists he won't be following Karen Gillan and making his exit

Doctor Who actor Matt Smith has insisted that he has no plans to leave the BBC One series despite the impending exits of his co-stars Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill.

It was reported earlier this month that Gillan and Darvill, who portray the Doctor’s companion Amy Pond and her husband Rory Williams respectively, will leave the sci-fi show during its next series.

But Smith, who has played the Time Lord since 2010, revealed on The Graham Norton Show that he didn’t see himself following in their wake and remained committed to the programme.

When asked by the chat show host if he would also be leaving, Smith replied:

No. I am very happy to stay. I love it and love making the show.

He went on to say of Gillan: “I’ll miss her because she’s my best mate. She’s mad as a box of cats but she’s a firecracker.”

Earlier this week, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat hinted that the show’s 50th anniversary will feature multiple specials. He also rubbished reports that a planned Doctor Who movie will ‘reboot’ the story from its TV origins and start again.