Matt Smith reacts to Steven Moffat’s ‘Doctor Who’ exit

The former 'Doctor Who' star said he felt “very privileged” to have worked with him

Matt Smith has spoken out about Steven Moffat’s departure from ‘Doctor Who’.

The actor, who played the eleventh Doctor, said that Moffat had done “so much” for the series and that he feels “very privileged” to have had the chance to work with him.

“I’m sad he’s leaving ‘Doctor Who’. He’s done so much for it and so much for me,” Smith said during a press junket for his upcoming film ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’.

He added: “He pretty much is ‘Doctor Who’, but the show will always endure and there’s a wonderful writer coming in and as always, it’s about regeneration and reinvention of things.

“But he has done so much for the show and I feel very privileged that I got to work with, what I think, is the greatest writer.”

Moffat, who has worked on series for the last six years, recently announced that he will be stepping down from his role as showrunner after the 10th series airs in 2017. ‘Broadchurch’ and ’Torchwood’ writer Chris Chibnall has been announced as his successor.

Current Doctor Peter Capaldi has also hinted that the 10th series of the show may be his last in the role.

“This could be my final year – it’s terrifying. I love ‘Doctor Who’ but it can be quite an insular world and I do want to do other things. There will come a time when this is over,” he told The Telegraph.