Jenna-Louise Coleman has only just begun her role as the Doctor’s companion, so we weren’t expecting her to leave the series anytime soon. But the former Emmerdale actress has now confirmed her involvement in the eighth run of Doctor Who in which she plays the mysterious Clara Oswald.
When questioned by BBC Radio 5 Live about her continued involvement in the rebooted BBC serial following her full debut in last year’s Christmas Special, she replied, “I think I can say that? I can say I will be in season eight.”
Coleman also revealed that due to her co-star Matt Smith’s busy filming schedule - he recently landed a role in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut How To Catch A Monster - production on the next series will not begin until September.