After four years as the Time Lord on the BBC One show, viewers will see Smith’s Doctor regenerate in the 2013 Christmas special.
Smith first stepped into the Tardis as the 11th Doctor in 2010. Taking over from David Tennant, he was the youngest actor to play the role.
I started watching Doctor Who after Matt Smith became the Doctor, but I started watching with Tennant’s episodes (I later went back and started from the beginning of the reboot). While I’m going to miss Smith’s quirkiness, I’m hoping that whoever comes in as the 12th is a bit more capable of pulling off the serious aspects of the character.
Also: can we please just drop Clara too?