There's a big piece of news that's been rumored for months about the future of Doctor Who. If you don't want to be spoiled about the next couple of episodes, read no further.
So he wants to go. It's been a year of speculation and rumor, and now it's official. The BBC announced today that Matt Smith is officially leaving Doctor Who after this year, and the Christmas Special will be his final episode.
You can read the official statement from the BBC here. If you don't want to click the link, here's Matt Smith's official statement to the press about this development:
"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 realize 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 11, who I might add is not done yet - I'm back for the 50th anniversary and the Christmas special.
"It's been an honor 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."
Well, obviously we're getting a new Doctor, but Who? Could it be a woman? Will he or she be Ginger? Will they like Fezzes? How will this new incarnation of the Doctor interact with Clara and River? So many questions... and as of right now, no answers yet.
What do you all think?