We can’t help but notice the amount of regretful noise that has come from Matt Smith since he made the decision to leave Doctor Who last year, and it seems the BBC feel the same as they have scheduled him in for one (more) final appearance!
Matt Smith announced his decision to leave the hugely popular BBC family sci-fi entertainment show back in June last year, marking his exit with a party to end all parties as the show celebrated its 50th anniversary in true Doctor Who style.
His actual departure came on Christmas Day last year, and we all watched a little teary eyed as the 11th Time Lord stepped back and regenerated into his successor, Peter Capaldi.
But just how far a step back did Smith actually take?
Since his final episode, Smith has said several times that he wishes he could have stayed on a little longer, looking back in hindsight, as well as admitting that he was more than a little jealous over any future love scenes between Capaldi and his “almost wife” River Song.
This may be one of the reasons that the BBC have now decided to feature the Matt, the youngest actor in the history of the show to play The Doctor, in a guest appearance role in the new series!
It is expected that Smith will make his final farewell to the show with a phone call to Coleman’s character Clara, who is still struggling to come to terms with Capaldi as her new Time Lord.
The call is said to have been made before the Christmas Day regeneration, about which a show source told The Daily Mirror:
“It sounds confusing but he is ringing the future from the past and wants to assure Clara this new man is still Doctor Who.”
Smith’s final appearance is expected to play out early on in the new series, which is due to hit our screens around autumn time.
Watch Smith’s regeneration into Capaldi in the clip below: