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Steven Moffat on 'Doctor Who' future: 'Series 8 definitely confirmed'

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Doctor Who will "definitely" continue into an eighth series, showrunner Steven Moffat has said.

The BBC sci-fi drama's head writer addressed confusion about the show's future at last night's (May 12) BAFTA Television Awards.

Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman with a BAFTA statuette

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Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman



"This is a thing that just seems to have slipped by... so can I say it very firmly - series eight is absolutely, definitely confirmed," Moffat said.

"It is real and it's happening - it's [taking up] most of my time at the moment."

Moffat added that he is unsure why some Doctor Who fans remain unclear about the show's fate.

"I get people telling me [that series eight is] not really happening," he explained. "It really, definitely, honestly is!"

Doctor Who Series 7 sneak peek: The Doctor and the TARDIS

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Doctor Who: The Doctor and the TARDIS



Doctor Who's seventh series finale will air on BBC One this Saturday (May 18), with a special episode celebrating the programme's 50th anniversary to follow in November.

Series eight - which has been confirmed to star current companion actress Jenna-Louise Coleman - will then follow 2013's Christmas special.

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