Don’t Hold Your Breath For Matt Smith In ‘Broadchurch 2′

David Tennant in 'Broadchurch' (Photo: ITV)

David Tennant scans the horizon in ‘Broadchurch’ (Photo: ITV)

This is amazing, a week ago the entire internet, freshly scrubbed clean from a virulent infection of Star Trek Into Darkness trailers, was developing a rash of Doctor Who rumors about who would play the Twelfth Doctor. Now, the emphasis has shifted and all the fake rumors are about what Matt Smith is going to do next, including – according to yesterday’s Mirror – appearing in the sequel to Broadchurch.

Apparently, the rumors are boohockey of the highest order. The confirmation comes from Chris Chibnall, a man who should know, being both a Doctor Who insider and the writer of Broadchurch. He has taken to Twitter to set the record straight, saying:

And then:

So, that’s that.

Broadchurch premiers on BBCAMERICA on August 7, at 10pm/9c

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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