Whatever fireworks the special story celebrating the 50th anniversary of DOCTOR WHO may have to offer, the golden light of regeneration will not be among them — because Matt Smith’s 11th Doctor is going nowhere anytime soon.
While he did not go as far as Jenna-Louise Coleman and commit to the eighth season, Matt appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show this week and, when asked about his future as the Time Lord, responded thusly:
“I’ve got to be diplomatic…because if I give the whole game away I’ll be screwed. The thing is with Who, you’ll understand this more when you’ve watched it.
“I go and I do the anniversary special, then I go away for a bit [to shoot a movie in Hollywood], and then I come back and do the Christmas special. It’s one of those jobs that you have to take year by year; it’s 10 months a year; it’s all-consuming.
So I don’t think you can plan five or six years ahead, or even two years ahead. It’s a year by year thing, and at the moment it’s 2013, and we’ll see what 2014 holds.”
So there you have it, straight from Matt’s lips: He’s committed to doing the Christmas special!