The BBC has now officially confirmed that Jenna Coleman will be leaving Doctor Who at some point during Series 9.
Below is the official line from the BBC:
"However, it’s not been revealed exactly when Clara leaves and the question many are already asking is how will she part company with the Doctor?
Jenna Coleman made her Doctor Who debut on 1 September, 2012 as Oswin Oswald in Asylum of the Daleks. She returned on Christmas Day of that year, playing Clara and remained with the Eleventh Doctor from the following episode, The Bells of Saint John, onwards. She stayed on board the TARDIS for all of Peter Capaldi’s episodes to date and after filming for the last series finished, Peter commented, ‘Jenna has been absolutely brilliant. I think she’s wonderful in the show, and she’s my favourite companion.’
But Series 9 sees the Impossible Girl’s departure although the how, why and when are all questions we’ll have to watch the new adventures to find out…"
Earlier this week, The Mirror reported that Jenna has filmed her final scenes, and that they will be in the Christmas special.
+ Series 9 of Doctor Who airs this Saturday at 7:40pm on BBC One.
[Source: BBC Doctor Who Website]