Jenna Coleman has confirmed reports she is leaving Doctor Who and that Series 9 will be her final season.
Coleman is leaving to star as Queen Victora for an ITV production.
“I have left the Tardis – it’s happened. I’ve filmed my last scenes,” Coleman told the BBC. “It’s been in the works for a very long time. [Writer] Steven [Moffat] and I sat down a year and a half ago and tried to work out the best place to do it and tell a really good story. We’re not going to give any details but it will happen at some point this season… We worked out a really good story arc out so hopefully people will love it.”
Coleman continued with mention it was a tough decision.
“There are not a lot of jobs where you get to have an alien as your best mate and get to run away from monsters… it’s been so much fun, I love it,” she said. It’s such a unique beast it’s been really special. I think I’m in denial. I see Peter all the time and I still see Matt all the time, so I kind of believe I still have the keys to the Tardis.”
“Doctor Who” returns for Series 9 this Saturday the 19th on BBCA.