The Sun is reporting that Matt Smith, the current actor playing The Doctor, may regenerate into his twelfth incarnation this Christmas. Apparently bosses already have someone in mind to replace him.

According to their sources, Matt Smith, currently playing the title role on Doctor Who, may exit the show in this year’s Christmas special. Also, the bosses might have someone already in mind to replace the actor. Matt’s contract apparently expires in November, but they say he won’t renew it. Last week, during an interview with Jonathan Ross, Smith didn’t commit to anything beyond Christmas, stating that “I am very happy doing it. I do the anniversary special, then the Christmas special. At the moment it’s 2013 and we will see what 2014 holds.” According to the Sun the actor told his bosses that he wants to leave at Christmas. 

BBC stated last night the following: “Sorry folks but even we don’t know what’s going to happen at Christmas. It’s not been written yet! But Matt loves the show and is to start filming the unmissable 50th anniversary, and the new series starting on Easter Saturday.”

As of right now, take this with a grain of salt, as BBC or anyone related with the show’s production has to either confirm or deny this. If this is indeed supposed to happen, who do you think should be the twelfth Doctor? Sound off your ideas in the comment section below!