It has been revealed that executive producer, Steven Moffat convinced him to stay by creating a “brilliant” series.
Speaking about next years episodes, Matt said: “His first episode sounds great. It hasn’t been written yet but the idea is as brilliant and as mental as you’d expect from Steven. So there’s a lot to look forward to.
“When Steven was going to pitch the next season to me not long ago, he said, ‘Are you ready to cry?’ ”
He added that he couldn’t wait to get involved in the shows 50th Anniversary celebrations next year. He said:
“We want to do 50 years — and everyone that’s been associated with the show — justice. We want to go, ‘Look, world, here is Doctor Who. It’s 50 years old, a science-fiction show, still going and going from strength to strength’.
“Steven will do something brilliant. He’ll do something grand or maybe something very simple but he’ll come to it as a fan.
“He’ll go, ‘What would I want to see?’ ”