Jenna Coleman confirms she will leave ‘Doctor Who’ this season

Actress has already filmed her final scenes as the Timelord's companion Clara Oswald

Jenna Coleman has confirmed rumours that she is leaving Doctor Who.

The actress, who has played the Timelord’s companion Clara Oswald since 2012, has already filmed her final scenes for the BBC sci-fi series and will make her exit at some point during the new season.

“I have left the TARDIS. It’s happened, I’ve filmed my last scenes,” she told Nick Grimshaw on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show this morning.

“It was emotional. It’s been in the works for a very long time. Steven [Moffat, executive producer] and I sat down a long time ago – a year, year and a half ago – and tried to work out the best place to do it and the best place in which to tell a really good story,” the actress explained.

“Hopefully that’s what we’ve done, I think it’s really really cool. Obviously we’re not going to give away any details but it will happen at some point this season.”

The actress, who has starred opposite Matt Smith’s 11th Doctor and Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor during her time on the show, went on to admit that her departure from the Cardiff-based series hasn’t really sunk in yet.

“I think I’m in denial. I really don’t feel like I’ve left. I think it’s because I still see Peter and Matt all the time. So I kind of believe I still have a key to the TARDIS, which I might do because I kind of stole it!” she said.

Doctor Who returns to BBC One tomorrow night. Watch a trailer for the season premiere here.