Doctor Who chief writer, Steven Moffat has confirmed that actress Jenna Coleman who plays Clara Oswald wanted out of the show. Rumours were abound that Clara would love the Doctor’s side in the series eight finale but Moffat explained that Coleman requested to leave after the Christmas special.
In an interview with the official Doctor Who magazine, Moffat said he never actually wanted to see Clara go:
“…the truth is I never wanted her to go. And with Last Christmas, I’d already written the alternative version where she stayed, and I preferred that version… Frankly, I didn’t want to lose her. She’s an amazing actress, and she never stops working to make Clara better… I was very happy to go the extra mile to make sure we could keep her.”
Coleman will return for a third season in Autumn making her the longest running companion since the show’s return.
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