Tuesday, 14 May 2013


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Steven Moffat has confirmed that Doctor Who will return for an eighth series. Speaking at the BAFTA TV Awards at London's Royal Festival Hall on Sunday, he told BANG Showbiz: "Series eight of 'Doctor Who' is absolutely, definitely confirmed. It is real and it's happening." While Matt Smith has previously declared he has no intention of leaving the show just yet, so far there has been no official confirmation that he will return.

Moffat also commented about the various rumours that had been flying around about the forthcoming 50th anniversary episode: "Normally I'm responsible for the disinformation and the rubbish rumours about Doctor Who episodes, but I haven't needed to for the 50th anniversary episode. People are spinning off the most amazing things – it's quite incredible! Some of them are actually quite good ideas, I might use them in the future. There have been some very creative rumours but I can't say which ones I'm actually going to use."

Well, we can't say we're surprised to hear that the Doctor will be returning. Given the appetite for the 50th episode, along with strong ratings for the current series it would seem madness for the Beeb to halt the show. Of course, no show is automatically approved for a new series – even Who has to get clearance!

What do you think about the next series? Do you think Matt with be back? What enemies would you like to see?


  1. Why wouldn't the show return?

    1. Like most fans, we'd be surprised if the show didn't come back. However, as inferred in the article, Doctor Who needs to go through a process of approval (along with all other programmes) when it comes to commissioning a new series.

  2. Anyway, I don't have an opinion about enemies, except I'd like to see the weeping angles come to an end. Matt could easily be a 7 season Doctor. More than enemies, I'd like to see the Doctor solve Planetary problems. return of the Time Lorda and Maybe return of an old Companion.