Smith wants to reprise 'Doctor Who' role

Matt Smith has vowed to return to 'Doctor Who'.

Smith wants to reprise 'Doctor Who' role

Matt Smith has vowed to return to 'Doctor Who'.

The 31-year-old actor bowed out of his role as the titular Time Lord in last year's Christmas special, but he can't wait for the next special anniversary episode so he can reprise his role as the Eleventh Doctor.

Speaking at this year's Calgary Expo fan convention, he reportedly said: "I'm just waiting for the next anniversary. I spoke to Steven [Moffat, executive producer] the other day and said, 'What's the quickest one we can do?' "

Matt hopes to celebrate the next anniversary of the show by bringing back the past 11 Doctors to join new incarnation, Peter Capaldi.

He added: "I love the idea of other Doctors coming back. Also that gives me the opportunity to come back, which I totally will, by the way!"

All 12 Doctors were seen together in last November's 50th anniversary special of 'Doctor Who', which was titled 'The Day of the Doctor'.

The new series of the BBC sci-fi drama will begin on BBC One in the autumn, with Peter being joined by Jenna Coleman as his companion.

Guest stars in the new episodes include comedian Frank Skinner and 'Line of Duty' actress Keeley Hawes.

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