The actor has now again confirmed that he has no immediate plans to leave the show.
Speaking to Radio Times, he said: “There are absolutely things I’d like to do, I’d love to go to the States and do a film, but for the moment, I’ve more than enough to keep me busy, and it’s work I love.”
He went on to describe his role on the show as “an amazing, extraordinary job”.
“I don’t think there’s any point in concerning yourself with what you might be doing if you weren’t doing this,” he argued. “It would be madness – total madness – to be wishing it away when it’s such a gift.”