Matt Smith is to leave Doctor Who after four years

Actor’s last appearances will be 50th anniversary episode in November and Christmas special

Matt Smith is to bow out of Doctor Who after four years and will leave the title role at the end of this year. His last appearances will be the 50th anniversary episode in November and the Christmas special. Smith first stepped into the Tardis in 2010, becoming the youngest person to play the Time Lord. He was also the first actor to be nominated for a Bafta in the role. Smith, 30, said: “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. The fans of Doctor Who around the world are unlike any other.”

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