Ever since she joined the series the question most media outlets have been asking is when will Jenna Coleman leave ‘Doctor Who’.
She was rumored to have been leaving the show at Christmas, but that proved to be a false alarm, but now the actress that has become the longest serving companion of the modern era has revealed that she is leaving when the ninth season concludes.
According to various media reports the actress is leaving to take on a new role in a brand new ITV drama, which centres on the life of Queen Victoria. This new drama is said to be costing the channel £10 million.
Coleman who has served as The Doctor’s companion for 3 years is to play a young Queen Victoria in the new ITV series.
By the close of this new run of ‘Doctor Who’ Coleman will have overtook Karen Gillan’s Amy Pond as the longest serving companion of the modern series.
A source told the Daily Mirror: “Jenna clinching the role has been a closely guarded secret. There’s a lot of excitement about the series.”
The forthcoming ITV series, simply called ‘Victoria,’ will be brought to the screen by the same producers as ‘Poldark’ and is penned by acclaimed novelist Daisy Goodwin.