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‘Doctor Who’: Matt Smith says he’s sticking around

matt-smith-tardis-doctor-who.jpgCompanions Amy and Rory may be on their way out on “Doctor Who,” but the Doctor himself says he has no plans to leave the show anytime soon.

Matt Smith was a guest on “The Graham Norton Show” over the weekend and told Norton that he won’t be following Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, who play Amy and Rory on the series, out the door. Executive producer Steven Moffat said earlier this month that the Ponds would leave at the end of the next season, and the Doctor would find a new companion.

Smith, on the other hand, says he’s “very happy to stay. I love it and love making the show.”

“I’ll miss Karen because she’s my best mate,” Smith adds. “She’s mad as a box of cats, but she’s a firecracker.”

Smith is under contract for 14 more episodes of “Doctor Who,” which will likely take the show through 2013.

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