Matt Smith pledges future to ‘Doctor Who’ after NTA win

Karen Gillan also won Best Female Drama Performance at the TV ceremony

Matt Smith has pledged his future to Doctor Who after his win at the National Television Awards.

The star won the Best Male Drama Performance for his role, making a double for the show, since co-star Karen Gillan also took away Best Female Drama Performance for her role as Amy Pond.

But despite Gillan’s imminent exit from the show, Smith said that at the moment he has no plans to leave. In an interview with he said: “I always knew that me and Karen would have slightly different journeys in the show. People say, ‘Are you not sad?’ I am sad because I have enjoyed worked with Karen and Arthur [Darvill], they are wonderful guys. But the show is bigger than all of us actors in it.”

He continued: “It’s bigger than everyone in it and it will continue far longer, way after me. I am here for a very small period of time. I’m here for the future, I love working on the show. I have no plans to leave.”

However, Doctor Who lost out to Downton Abbey in the Best Drama category at the ceremony which took place at London’s 02 Arena last night.

Elsewhere it was a big night for Coronation Street, which beat Eastenders to Best Serial Drama, while Katherine Kelly, who made her final appearance as Becky McDonald this week won Best Serial Drama performance. Eastenders took way just one award, with Jacqueline Jossa taking home Best Newcomer for her role as Lauren Branning.

Other big winners were Outnumbered for Best Comedy, The X Factor for Best Talent Show and I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! for Best Reality.

Alan Carr: Chatty Man won Best Talkshow while Ant and Dec won Best Entertainment Presenter.