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THE Time Lord may be about to become a Time Lady. Matt Smith, the 11th actor to play Doctor Who, is to leave the series at the end of the year and could be replaced by a female Doctor for the first time.

Smith will depart after a 50th anniversary episode in November and then a Christmas special. Informed sources at the BBC suggest that his successor might be a woman.

Having a female Doctor could go some way to answering recent criticism that the plots have taken on too dark an edge but would upset some of the series' purist fans. The series, which ended initially in 1989 before being revived in 2005, has also faced criticism for its convoluted plots and suggestions of racism in not casting a black or Asian Doctor.

Smith gave no indication he was leaving in an interview two weeks ago when he said he was preparing to shoot the 2014 series this year.

"Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me," he said this weekend. Smith has had three companions since taking over in 2010 —the most recent being Jenna-Louise Coleman. What now are the odds on Coleman transmogrifying into the Doctor to take on the Daleks and Cybermen?

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