Jenna Coleman may stay on with Doctor Who into 2015
Has Jenna Coleman had a change of heart about leaving Doctor Who?
The BBC is remaining tight-lipped abut rumours suggesting Coleman had intended to leave during this year’s Christmas special, but later decided to continue alongside current Doctor Peter Capaldi and causing a rewrite of the script.
It’s now being suggested she will appear in the first half of series nine, to be broadcast next Spring.
“This is speculation so we won’t be commenting,” a BBC spokesperson told RadioTimes.com. “Viewers will have to watch the Christmas episode to find out!”
Rumours of Coleman’s departure have been circling for months, with the actress herself doing nothing to quell speculation.
“I’ve just been keeping my mouth firmly shut,” the 28-year-old said earlier this month.
One source said the original draft of the Christmas special saw Clara become an old woman who then died with the Doctor at her side, but they were rewritten.
Coleman is currently seen in ABC’s Death Comes to Pemberley.