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Jenna Coleman has no idea who will replace her on Doctor Who

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One of the most high-profile small-screen acting gigs opened up last week with the announcement by Jenna Coleman that she is leaving the long-running time travel show Doctor Who, on which she played the semi-titular Time Lord’s adventuring companion, Clara Oswald. But the actress says she has no idea about the identity of her replacement – or replacements. “No, I know nothing, absolutely nothing,” Coleman told EW last weekend. “Once you’re out, you’re out!” 

On the other hand, Coleman was able to provide an at least partial list of the items she, let us say, permanently borrowed from the Doctor Who set before her departure. “Toward my last couple of weeks, I had my eyes peeled,” she said. “So, yeah, I’ve taken my key – I still have a key to the TARDIS! I have something else which I’m going to reveal afterwards, perhaps, because I don’t think they know it’s missing yet. [Laughs] And I also took a clockwork squirrel.”

Well, everybody needs a clockwork squirrel. “Exactly!”

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Doctor Who screens on BBC America, Saturday, 9pm. Check out the new issue of EW for more from Coleman and for our best-guesses about who might replace her on the show.

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