‘Who’ wants to be a millionaire, but it will take time


Matt Smith TARDIS Doctor Who BBCThe young actor who will take on the leading role in Doctor Who next year will have to work five years to make as much as his predecessor does in one, according to U.K. media reports.

Matt Smith, 26, (pictured) is contracted for three years as the Time Lord, with an option for at least two more, at £200,000 per year.

Thirty-seven-year-old David Tennant, who is leaving the long-running British sci-fi series after five years, has been reported to make £1 million annually (about $1.4 million U.S.).

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