Actress Jenna Coleman is reportedly leaving “Doctor Who” following her scoring the lead role in “Victoria,” an ITV miniseries about Queen Victoria.
Coleman was going to leave the show in last year’s Christmas special, but was asked to come back and agreed. She returned to the role of Clara Oswald for the ninth season which begins this weekend.
Coleman is thought to have already filmed her final scenes and will leave before this year’s “Doctor Who” Christmas special. The BBC are not commenting on the reports at the moment.
The “Victoria” mini-series will follow the early life of Queen Victoria from the time she assumed the throne at the age of 18 and is based on scripts by novelist Daisy Goodwin. Shooting begins in September.
Source: The Daily Mirror