Posted June 3, 2013 by Tony Tuason in Movies/TV

Matt Smith Announces Departure From Doctor Who

BBC announced today that Matt Smith, after four years being the star of the hit BBC One show Doctor Who is leaving. Matt Smith started out in 2010 replacing David Tennant becoming the Tenth Doctor. He will leave at the end of this year after starring in the 50th Anniversary in November and regenerating in the Christmas special. Matt Smith became really successful in the show, being voted Best Actor by the Readers of Doctor Who Magazine for the 2010 season. He also won the Most Popular Male Drama Performance award in 2012.

There are over 77 million fans of Doctor Who, and a lot of them will surely miss him as the Doctor. This is what Matt Smith has to say regarding his departure:

“Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show. I’m incredibly grateful to all the cast and crew who work tirelessly every day, to realise all the elements of the show and deliver Doctor Who to the audience. Many of them have become good friends and I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last four years.

Having Steven Moffat as show runner write such varied, funny, mind bending and brilliant scripts has been one of the greatest and most rewarding challenges of my career. It’s been a privilege and a treat to work with Steven, he’s a good friend and will continue to shape a brilliant world for the Doctor.

The fans of Doctor Who around the world are unlike any other; they dress up, shout louder, know more about the history of the show (and speculate more about the future of the show) in a way that I’ve never seen before, your dedication is truly remarkable. Thank you so very much for supporting my incarnation of the Time Lord, number Eleven, who I might add is not done yet, I’m back for the 50th anniversary and the Christmas special!

It’s been an honour to play this part, to follow the legacy of brilliant actors, and helm the TARDIS for a spell with ‘the ginger, the nose and the impossible one’. But when ya gotta go, ya gotta go and Trenzalore calls. Thank you guys. Matt.”

Tony Tuason

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