Doctor Who: Jenna Coleman Confirms Her 'Emotional' Upcoming Exit

Doctor Who Coleman Leaving

It’s official: Jenna Coleman is upgrading from Companion to Queen of England.

Days after new reports surfaced that she was leaving Doctor Who, the actress announced to BBC Radio on Friday morning, “I have left the TARDIS…. I’ve filmed my last scenes.”

Beyond describing her exit from the series she has called home since 2012 as “emotional,” Coleman was mum about the circumstances of Clara’s good-bye.

“We’re not going to give any details but it will happen at some point this season,” she said. A year-and-a-half ago, she and Doctor Who scribe Steven Moffat “worked out a really good story arc, so hopefully people will love it.”

As previously rumored, Coleman already has a royal gig lined up, as the star of an ITV miniseries about Queen Victoria. “She is a vivid, strong, inspirational and utterly fascinating woman in British history,” the actress noted. “I can’t wait to tell her story.”

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