SPOILER ALERT: Steven Moffat has dropped a major hint about Clara Oswald’s exit from Doctor Who, and we’re not sure we’re quite ready to wrap our heads around it.
Jenna Coleman, who plays Clara, announced her departure from the show earlier this year, having first appeared as the Doctor’s companion in 2012.
She’ll be leaving the show before the Christmas special and moving onto ITV drama ‘Victoria’, which is based on Queen Victoria’s life.
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Steven was asked about Clara’s fate at the Lucca Comic and Games festival in Italy, where he was also joined by fellow writer Jamie Mathieson for a screening of Doctor Who Series 9 premiere episode ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’.
According to the Movie Player site, Steven explained: “Clara is gone and will never return.
“I can only say that what will happen will shock, surprise and terrify. Strictly in that order.”
Our tissues are already on standby.
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Don’t worry though, because Jenna will be making one last appearance in the Doctor Who world at the Doctor Who festival, which takes place at London’s ExCel between November 13-15.
There’s more good news too, as during an interview with Variety, Steven confirmed: “Peter Capaldi is going nowhere.”
The show is staying put too, with Steven adding: “It is definitely going to last five more years, I’ve seen the business plan. It’s not going anywhere.
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“And I think we can go past that. It’s television’s own legend. It will just keep going.”
We can’t ask for much better than that. HURRAH.