Arthur Darvill about Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who and the 12th Doctor

Arthur Darvill is the latest to speak about Matt Smith’s departure from Doctor Who. Echoing comments from Alex Kingston earlier in the week, he told BBCA he wasn’t surprised by Smith’s exit: “I’ve known that Matt’s going to leave for awhile, so it wasn’t much of a shock to me, and I saw him last week or the week before.”

“He’s done his time on it, I think. It’s a hard one. You know, I left a year ago, and it was very hard to leave. I think the worst that you can do on something like that is outstay your welcome. It’s better to be missed than for people to go, ‘Just get out,’ so I think it’s a good time for him to leave.”

On who Darvill would like to see as 12th Doctor, he said: “I think they should go for someone older and I don’t know who that should be.”

“I suppose it could be a woman. I don’t know. I think it is a male part, though I think it’s just about the person.”

On the Dame Helen Mirren rumours: “I’d love to see Dame Helen do it — best of luck to whoever gets it, though.”

The bets are still on, the people are debating a lot about the next Doctor… I hope to be a surprise, but not too huge. 😀

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