The BBC has officially confirmed the departure of Jenna Coleman from Doctor Who just days before the latest series begins transmission. The actress exclusively revealed the news live on BBC Radio One's Breakfast Show. She told the presenter Nick Grimshaw: "I have left the TARDIS - it's happened, I've filmed my last scenes."
ITV has also confirmed she has been cast to play a young Queen Victoria in their new drama Victoria. Jenna said: "I am delighted to be cast as Queen Victoria in this ambitious drama of her life. She is a vivid, strong, inspirational and utterly fascinating woman in British history and I can't wait to tell her story." This show is be produced by Paul Frift.
Jenna tweeted on Twitter: Adventures to last me a lifetime. Thank you @bbcdoctorwho. But as they say 'It ain't over till it's over'
Jenna first appeared in Doctor Who with a surprise role in 2012's Asylum of the Daleks, where she played the fateful Oswin Oswald, a Junior Entertainment Manager on the starliner Alaska. She returned later that same year in The Snowmen, this time playing a Victorian barmaid/governess. Again, her character didn't survive the episode. Her first regular companion role came in 2013's The Bells of Saint John, which started the "Impossible Girl" story arc.
Everyone here at the Doctor Who Bar wishes her all the best in her future career.