The Daily Mirror has released a story, which claims that Jenna Coleman the current companion to Peter Capaldi’s Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’ is to leave the show in spectacular style in the forthcoming Christmas special.
The story reads as follows:
The actress, 28, is believed to be quitting her role as the Time Lord’s assistant in a sensational Christmas storyline.
Her exit could bring an end to her 18 months as Clara Oswald, creating a vacancy for another sidekick to star alongside new Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi.
Yesterday a source said: “The conversations about Jenna’s exit have started, and a plan is in place which is being ironed out.
“By the time she leaves she will be one of the longest-standing companions ever. She has been absolutely brilliant in the role, but everyone agrees it is a part that should change after a period.”
The source added: “It was very much a mutual decision.
“It’s important to keep the series moving and fast-paced, and the time is just starting to feel right and the feeling is that it could be a perfect Christmas storyline.”
The BBC refused to comment on Jenna-Louise’s exit.
Given the source we can take this story with a pinch of salt until such times as the BBC make an official announcement.
However should this rumor, which for now is all it really is, turns out to have some truth to it. It does leave an interesting job opening for any new up and coming actors one the show.
So for now. Lets just take a wait and see attitude and try to keep an open mind.
I’d love to see Jenna Coleman stick around for a little while longer. Somehow 18 months does not seem like a long time to be traveling with the Doctor.