By: Annie Brook
BBC America has just Tweeted: It’s official: Jenna Coleman, who plays Clara Oswald, will leave Doctor Who during the new season.
“I have left the Tardis – it’s happened,” she told BBC Radio 1 on Friday, “I’ve filmed my last scenes.”
It has been confirmed that Jenna Coleman has been cast to play a young Queen Victoria in ITV’s new drama series Victoria, and is believed to be the primary reason she is leaving the Doctor’s side.
Sad news indeed to Whovians who have loved Clara and The Doctor together. But the big question on everyone’s mind this morning is: HOW will Clara and the Doctor part? After all, she was born to save the Doctor. She’s been there through so many of his incarnations.
Jenna Coleman made her Doctor Who debut on September 1, 2012 as Oswin Oswald in “Asylum of the Daleks.” She returned on Christmas Day of that year, playing Clara and remained with the Eleventh Doctor from the following episode, The Bells of Saint John, onwards. She stayed on-board the TARDIS for all of Peter Capaldi’s episodes to date and after filming for the last series finished, Peter commented, “Jenna has been absolutely brilliant. I think she’s wonderful in the show, and she’s my favourite companion.”
And now it looks like The Doctor will need a NEW companion. Who will that be, we wonder? So many questions to be answered. Hopefully we’ll begin finding them when the series premieres this Saturday, September 19th at 9/8c.
Jenna spoke to the Timey Wimey Show but never gave any indication that her departure was near:
We are sad but we wish Jenna Coleman all the best of luck! We will miss the Impossible Girl!
Annie Brook…applying to be the NEW companion!