Update: Its true. The Telegraph were the first to break the story before the requested time of 12am GMT. Rumors are already circulating about the next actor to take on the role, with strong bets being placed on Stephen Mangan and Rory Kinnear being favorites. The original post is below
Starburst have just released a rather sensational news story, that if true will have Doctor Who fans crying or cheering.
It seems that rumors have surfaced suggesting that at midnight GMT tonight, the BBC will officially announce the departure of the latest actor to play The Doctor in the long running sci-fi show. Questions have been asked ever since pictures of Matt Smith with a shaved head have appeared from the set of ‘How to Catch a Monster’ an American film directed by Ryan Gosling, with fans wondering how the hair would be able to regrow in time for the new series to start shooting. That Matt has publicly stated that he does wish to pursue a film career in America in the past has only fueled the rumors.
Whatever the answer, I hope that whenever Matt leaves, he can go on to great things. I feel he was never really given a fair chance, instantly hated by a section of the fan base that thought he was too young and increasingly sharing the animosity that fans have been feeling towards Steven Moffat, despite in my opinion him being a great actor and often the highlight of an episode.
I’m on tender hooks. How about you?