Those who had a chance to watch the Doctor Who Christmas Day special learned Clara won’t be exiting the show as many expected.
Jenna Coleman’s time on Doctor Who has been up and down the last year or so, with many fans asking Santa for the character to exit the series, while others have been asking for more. As the end of this weekend’s episode showed, Coleman is sticking around for at least one more series.
“The arrival of the 12th Doctor has just kind of dropped this whole bombshell and allowed the dynamic to totally change, so I think just when Clara was feeling more comfortable in the relationship, it has suddenly thrown something new up.”
With Coleman returning in the next series, she becomes the longest companion of the “new” Doctor Who series.