Doctor Who’s Jenna Coleman will NOT be quitting her role as the Time Lord’s assistant
The 28-year-old actress’s decision to remain as the Time Lord’s glamorous assistant Clara Oswald in another series will delight millions of fan
Jenna Coleman will not be saying Ta-tardis to Doctor Who as expected this Christmas.
The 28-year-old actress’s decision to remain as the Time Lord’s glamorous assistant Clara Oswald in another series will delight millions of fans.
Jenna had originally planned to bow out in the upcoming BBC1 festive special, and it was reported in August that the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, would soon be in need of a new sidekick.
But since then she has changed her mind about departing and asked to remain for the first half of the new season, to be broadcast next autumn.
Her decision to linger has thrilled bosses, including Steven Moffat, who believe she has great chemistry with Capaldi, 56.
But it has meant scrapping the first set of new scripts. One show source revealed: “When it came to Clara, they had to tear them up and start again.”
The rest of the special, teasingly entitled Last Christmas, sees the Doctor and Clara unable to fully determine between a fantasy world and reality.
They are helped along by Nick Frost as Santa, who comes to the pair’s aid and is the hero of the hour.
Describing the Christmas Day show, the BBC said: “The Doctor and Clara face their last Christmas. Trapped on an Arctic base, under attack from terrifying creatures, who are you going to call? Santa Claus!”
The insider added that Jenna had had a “change of heart” about leaving, having done just one series with Capaldi.
The pair, who have drawn widespread acclaim for their partnership, also bonded during the World Tour to promote series eight, for which they visited seven cities across five continents in 12 days.
Moffat has stifled innovation to farcical levels. They are literally out of new ideas. And now they’re stuck with a companion. Judging by her unilateral decision, they have no other options and no master plan. Anyone who still thinks arcs are a good idea in Doctor Who need their head read- if there is so little control, so little real planning and apparently no consultation with actors dictating scripts- wrap it up, give it to someone else.
All this, and a shower of shit female Master.
Good times eh?