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Matt Smith: 'Gillan not leaving Doctor Who'

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The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond in the Tardis

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Matt Smith has denied recent media reports that his Doctor Who co-star Karen Gillan will leave the sci-fi show after the upcoming sixth series.

Speaking to The Belfast Telegraph, Smith stated that the bond between the current incarnation of The Doctor and Gillan's character Amy Pond is too strong to sever after only two years.

"She can't die, Amy Pond can't die. No way, I'd be sad. I'd miss Karen," he said. "I just think for this particular Doctor, his bond with Amy, I think there's a lot more mileage in it yet."

The actor further explained: "I think there's a long way to go. So I can't see it happening any time soon."

Smith promised that he would exert his influence over Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat to ensure that Amy is not killed off.

"Don't worry, I won't let it happen - I'll save her, I'll save the day," he jested.

Doctor Who will return for its sixth series in 2011.

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