After rumours in the newspapers (and online) for days, the BBC have now confirmed that Jenna Coleman will leave "Doctor Who"during Series 9 - ITV have confirmed that Jenna will play Queen Victoria in it's new eight part series. See below for video:
It’s been officially confirmed that Jenna Coleman, who plays Clara Oswald, will leave Doctor Who during the new series which starts tomorrow, Saturday 19 September.
However, it’s not been revealed exactly when Clara leaves and the question many are already asking is how will she part company with the Doctor?
Jenna Coleman made her Doctor Who debut on 1 September, 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.’
But Series 9 sees the Impossible Girl’s departure although the how, why and when are all questions we’ll have to watch the new adventures to find out…
Whatever happens, we’ll bring you the inside info first but for the time being we’ll prepare to say goodbye to Clara and good luck to Jenna. We’ll miss them both.So, the question is...will Clara make it to the final episode? Personally, I have my doubts - it would also be interesting if they kill her off. I'll miss her actually - whilst I never really felt that Clara clicked with 11 ... she's certainly very much suited with 12.
EDIT: You can also watch her announce her departure on Radio 1: