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Report: Doctor Who bosses plan Christmas exit for Matt Smith

This year's Doctor Who Christmas special could be Matt Smith's last outing as the Time Lord, The Sun reports.

The publication said bosses already have an idea of who will replace Smith, with his contract due to expire in November.

Matt Smith plays the 11th Time Lord Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

On ITV's Jonathan Ross Show last week, Smith refused to commit to a Doctor Who future, stating "we will see what 2014 holds."

In a BBC statement last night, the broadcaster said: "even we don’t know what’s going to happen at Christmas."