Twitter thanks Matt Smith as he confirms departure from Doctor Who

Matt Smith’s time as a Time Lord has come to an end, as it was announced this morning that he was stepping down from the lead Doctor Who role he has held since 2010. Smith said it had been "an honour" to play the part. As expected, an army of devoted Doctor Who fans took to Twitter to thank him, which resulted in his name trending worldwide. Commenting on the reaction Smith said: "The fans of Doctor Who around the world are unlike any other; they dress up, shout louder, know more about the history of the show (and speculate more about the future of the show) in a way that I've never seen before, your dedication is truly remarkable."Thank you so very much for supporting my incarnation of the Time Lord, number Eleven, who I might add is not done yet, I'm back for the 50th anniversary and the Christmas special.”

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