Good morning Nerdites! This past Saturday the BBC officially announced the departure of Matt Smith from Doctor Who. That’s right our little bow tie wearing Doctor is leaving the show. It has been stated that he will not be leaving the show until the Christmas episode, so that means we only have two shows left with our fez loving Doctor.
We have seen quite a bit from this incarnation of The Doctor. From the Pond’s, to finally meeting River Song, and the creepy Silence. It has been a whirlwind ride with Matt Smith and it is a little sad to see him go. He certainly made the show bigger than ever and I am happy that I am not the only Whovian among my friends now because of him.
This is what Matt had to say in his official statement:
“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 Smith has certainly been the most watched Doctor probably in the history of Doctor Who. The show has an estimated 70 million fans worldwide and really shows no signs of slowing down. So what will happen in the new season? Who will play the new Doctor? Will it be a female Doctor?! The rumor mills are running rampant with theories! But alas we will just have to wait for the Christmas episode to find out. But what do you guys think? Who would you like to see play the new Doctor? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for our special article of our top eleven moments of Matt Smith as The Doctor!