Doctor Who star Matt smith could leave his lead role in the show at Christmas, the Sun newspaper has claimed.
The Northampton actor is said to be making his exit in the festive special after first signing up to play the Timelord in 2009.
But the BBC said no decision had been made and Matt was concentrating on the show’s 50th anniversary special.
A spokesman for the corporation said: “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 about to start filming the unmissable 50th anniversary, and star in the brand new series on Easter Saturday.”
The actor recently hinted that he was committed to the role for this year but further appearances were still to be pinned down.
He told ITV’s Jonathan Ross Show last week: “At the moment, it’s 2013 and we will see what 2014 holds.”
But he added: “I’m very happy doing it.”
Matt replaced David Tennant as the star of Doctor Who. The character “regenerates” into a different body when a new actor takes over.