Matt Smith Confirms Return to Doctor Who

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Forgive the obvious introduction, but: the Doctor is in, and will remain in for the foreseeable future.

Following the news that Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill - Amy Pond and Rory Williams, respectively - will be exiting Doctor Who after its upcoming 11th season, star Matt Smith was asked about his status on The Graham Norton Show this week and replied:

"I am very happy to stay. I love it and love making the show."

Matt Smith as Doctor Who

Smith added that he's very sad to see Gillian go, but he's known about her departure for "awhile" and "there comes a time when a story reaches its conclusion, and the essence of the show is that it constantly reinvents itself."

But it won't have to do so without its main attraction, not any time soon: Smith will appear in at least 14 more episodes of the BBC smash, which will carry him through the beginning of 2013 at the earliest.

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Once, long ago, a fisherman caught a magic haddock. The haddock offered him three wishes in return for its life. The fisherman said, “I’d like for my son to come home from the war. And a hundred pieces of gold.” The problem is, the magic haddock, like robots, don’t think like people. The fisherman’s son came home from the war, in a coffin. And the king sent a hundred gold pieces in recognition of his heroic death. The fisherman had one wish left. What do you think he wished for? Some people say he should have wished for an infinite series of wishes, but if your city proves anything, it is that granting all your wishes is not a good idea. [...] In fact, the fisherman wished he hadn’t wished the first two wishes.

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