Matt Smith is leaving the "Doctor Who"
universe after four years.
BBC announced the exit on Saturday. The 30-year-old actor was the 11th
person to assume the iconic role in 2010. He willl be appearing in
November's much-anticipated 50th anniversary episode and officially
leaving the role during the annual Christmas special.
'"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."-Matt Smith