Cast your mind back to last week, when we reported on the absolutelyridiculous (and very not true) rumour that Peter Capaldi could be replaced by his predecessor Matt Smith as The Doctor. Well, a week later, it's still absolutely ridiculous and very not true, which has been confirmed by Matt Smith himself.
The original report from British tabloid The Mirror was essentially a mish-mash of quotes from outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat and Smith across various recent interviews, which both acknowledged that Smith still missed his time on Doctor Who. For no discernable reason, the report then jumped to a conclusion that would take even the TARDIS a good deal of time to traverse, it was that vast: somehow this all hinted that Peter Capaldi would exit the series in a 'degeneration' that would see Smith return to the role.
Pretty goddamn stupid, right?
Well, apparently that stupidity was not enough to stop the report from reaching Matt Smith, who swiftly and firmly denied it any veracity in a web interview with The Guardian:
No it's not true. I miss everything. I miss Steven, I miss Karen, I miss Arthur, I miss Jenna. I miss time travelling. And I miss my friends in Cardiff.
But onward goes the march. It's Peter's Tardis now. And I love what he does. So I watch as a fan.
So there you have it. Shocking.
[Via Radio Times]