Smith: Don't give River to Capaldi

Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith admits he feels possessive about River Song

Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith has confessed he doesn't want new Time Lord Peter Capaldi to have scenes with River Song.

Matt told fans at New Orleans' Comic Con that he is "really possessive" of the character played by Alex Kingston, and asked writer Steven Moffat not to put her in the new series with Peter as the Doctor.

According to DoctorWho TV, Matt revealed: "I said this to Steven, I was like, 'Listen, just don't. Just not Alex. Anyone else, but don't give him River' - but Peter is the Doctor now so hey, what can I do?"

Matt revealed he thinks Steven will introduce a whole new culture and history for the Doctor based around Peter's new version of him.

"I think that Steven will be planning things that are going to unfold over years," Matt said. "I think he'll reinvent the folklore, and it will become Peter's folklore.

"But I am really proud of the fact that Alex was part of Number Eleven's life. My wife!"

Capaldi's first full series of Doctor Who will air on BBC One in late 2014.

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