The BBC has just confirmed that Matt Smith's Doctor will be back for (at least) another 14 episodes of Doctor Who, presumably referring to a Christmas special plus thirteen episodes in series seven. There's no word yet on his companions.
The news came from Sam Hodges, the Head of Communications for BBC1, who just tweeted "Fourteen new episodes have been commissioned with Matt Smith as The Doctor." This means we can officially stop worrying about another Doctor bidding farewell to the show...or, at the very least, we can table all that until 2012. The news come on the heels of recent indications from Smith himself that he wants to go to Hollywood someday, which some fans - as some fans are wont to do - took as proof that he would soon be leaving the show.
(In case you missed it yesterday, watch our exclusive Matt Smith interview here.)