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Cut and pasted from the Radio Times website:
Today’s Daybreak (ITV1, 6:00-8:30am) will feature an interview with Doctor Who actor Matt Smith. The actor will discuss such topics as the departure of his co-star Karen Gillan, rumours that he may step down as the Doctor next year, press reports that Benedict Cumberbatch is to play the Master and his forthcoming appearance at the official Doctor Who convention in March.
Of Gillan’s exit from the series, Smith, 29, says:
“It is sad for me, she’s a great friend, and creatively I have a really interesting relationship with her, but the show is bigger than any of us."
But what of Smith’s own future on Doctor Who?
“It’s a thrill playing the part I don’t want to give it up anytime soon. We have a whole season to make and a Christmas special as well, so I won’t be leaving anytime soon.”
Of course, next year sees the show’s 50th anniversary and this week reports surfaced that Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch was in line to play arch-enemy the Master.
“I know Ben and I’ve not heard anything about it,” admits Smith. “But he’s a wonderful actor and a mate. I think he’s a bit busy being a Star Trek villain, and he’s Sherlock Holmes of course, so he’s a busy man.”
As well as filming this latest series of Doctor Who, Smith is also set to attend the official Doctor Who convention in March at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff.
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