Last week rumours that he would be leaving abounded after a video surfaced in which he talked of launching a film career after “another year” at the sci-fi show.
“I love playing this role, and I don’t want to give it up any time soon,” What’s On TV reports Smith as saying. “We work very long hours every day for nine months. The schedule is pretty brutal, but I’d never complain about it.”
Smith, who has played the Doctor since 2010, explained that he loved the show and is keen to continue. Of course his words don’t rule out his departure at the end of the 2013 series (which would be his third as the Timelord) but his appetite for the family drama still seems to be strong.
“In the current climate for actors, I’d never say, ‘This is too much [work]’,” he explained. “Quite the opposite, in fact. I’d say, ‘Bring it on’.”