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Who's Quitting?

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | July 20, 2010 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | July 20, 2010 |

Arib passed this along to us, an article warning that Matt Smith may be leaving “Doctor Who” already. It goes without saying, though I will, that such a departure would suck. We’re just getting used to the new guy.

There are fortunately a number of caveats to the story. First of all, Matt Smith has been confirmed for the Christmas special this year and for a season beyond that. So that puts the date a little further out, firmly beyond Eccleston’s territory of making us love him and then ripping our hearts out after thirteen paltry episodes.

Second, Karen Gillian was asked in an interview about the news and she dismissed it as nothing but a rumor: “I think those rumors were made up.” (source: Digital Spy)

Third, and perhaps most importantly, though the rumor has spread to many sites, the original source of the rumor was a completely unsubstantiated article in The Sun, which is about as reputable a science fiction news source as Mel Gibson is an authority on Hebrew linguistics. Other than a full slate of Kelly Brook pictures, here are some of the other articles currently headlining The Sun:

  • Black Parents … White Baby
  • Girl survives 90ft plunge at hotel
  • Skint Spy Anna ‘to pose for Playboy’
  • Lohan’s Full Frontal
  • Gazza Felt My Boob

So, Matt Smith might keep on Doctoring for some time yet.

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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