Doctor Who star Matt Smith has indicated that he won't be departing the show any time soon.

Last week, a video surfaced of the actor stating that he was keen to pursue a career in Hollywood following “another year” of the BBC sci-fi drama.

However, in a recent interview with What’s On TV it is said that Smith claimed he does not want to give up his “wonderful” role.

Smith who turns 29 today said he feels "very lucky" to have had the opportunity to play such a well-known part since 2010.

He stated: "In the current climate for actors, I'd never say, 'This is too much [work]'. Quite the opposite, in fact. I'd say, 'Bring it on'."

Doctor Who will return to BBC One this Christmas for a festive special.