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Jenna quits Doctor Who role!


It’s been rumoured many times but, Jenna Coleman has confirmed suspicions that she is indeed leaving Doctor Who.

Jenna – who is set to star in new ITV drama Victoria – has starred as the Doctor’s companion, Clara Oswald since 2012, originally starring alongside Matt Smith‘s Doctor, before Peter Capaldi took over the role.

The news was confirmed today (18th Aug) on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show, where Jenna said: “I have left the Tardis – it’s happened… I’ve filmed my last scenes.”

It would seem the earlier rumours were not unfounded after all: “It was emotional! It’s been in the works for a very long time. Steven [Moffat] and I sat down a year and a half ago and tried to work out the best place to do it, and the best place to tell a really good story – hopefully that’s what we’ve done. I think it’s really cool … obviously we’re not going to give away any details but it will happen at some point this season. We worked out a really good story arc out so hopefully people will love it.”

Jenna said she has loved her time on the show, saying: “There are not a lot of jobs where you get to have an alien as your best mate and get to run away from monsters… it’s been so much fun, I love it. It’s such a unique beast it’s been really special.”

Despite saying goodbye to the Tardis on-screen Jenna doesn’t think she’ll be saying goodbye to her co-stars for long: “I think I’m in denial. I see Peter all the time and I still see Matt all the time, so I kind of believe I still have the keys to the Tardis – which I might do because I kind of stole it …”

The ninth series of Doctor Who begins on BBC One this Saturday (19th September).

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