According to British tabloid The Mirror, our incumbent companion Clara Oswald may be leaving the TARDIS fairly soon. As it stands, Jenna Coleman has stood beside the Doctor for almost 17 months as the current companion, not including her appearance three months prior as the Victorian doppelgänger Clara Oswin Oswald, or her surprise cameo four months prior to that in Asylum of the Daleks. If what this report purports is true she’ll be leaving during this years Christmas special. Read what The Mirror has to say below.
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.
Not sure how they counted 18 months, but alright. Being that the source IS The Mirror, don’t rely too heavily on any of this as being factual. But this has been rumored to be the case for some time now, so it can’t be entirely dismissed. What do you think? Will another season of Clara suffice? Do you want to see her go, or will it be too soon? Sound off below.