While most of the talk surrounding the new season of the hit television series Doctor Who tends to focus on the performances of the new Doctor Peter Capaldi, who has taken over from the departing Matt Smith, there is also something else that really needs addressing, and that is the rumours that Jenna Coleman is expected to leave the hit series later in the year.
Jenna Coleman has played the role of Clara Oswald in Doctor Who, since taking over as the Doctor's assistant from actress Karen Gillan, but it has been claimed that Jenna is set to exit the show in a sensational Doctor Who Christmas Special. If that is proven to be the case, then we will need a new star to come in and take over as the new Doctor's assistant, but who should it be? Well here we will take a look at a few names being thrown around.
Since it seems that you can pretty much bet on anything and everything these days, it is no surprise that the bookies are taking bets on who will replace Jenna Coleman as the Doctor's assistant on Doctor Who. The bookies favourite at the moment is Game of Thrones actress Rose Leslie, with many people tipping her for the role.
While most people are expecting it to be a female star who is cast as the new Doctor's assistant, there has also been some talk of the possibility of a male star being cast. There have been suggestions that we could see actor Chris Addison cast in Doctor Who, once again teaming up with Peter Capaldi.
Finally there are many optimistic fans who are hoping that we could see Karen Gillan returning to reprise her role on Doctor Who. While the actress is hugely popular with Doctor Who fans, we are very doubtful that we will actually see her returning to the series.