Peter Capaldi teased that this Saturday’s episode, Face the Raven could be Clara’s last.
When speaking about the episode on The Graham Norton Show, Capaldi said fans should be prepared for an emotional, upsetting end for Jenna Coleman’s Clara.
“It’s a sad one, gripping and very strange,” he told host Graham Norton. “And it’s the end of the line for Clara Oswald played by Jenna Coleman who’s been my companion for the last two years. It’s the end of her story. I don’t want to go into the details of it, but it’s sad.”
Asked if she might come back, Peter said mysteriously: “Sometimes people can’t come back. Sometimes things happen that they can’t come back from.”
Capaldi also played his cards close to his chest when asked if Maisie Williams – Ashildr and Me from the current series – would return as the Twelfth Doctor’s next companion.
“I can’t answer questions like that but Maisie is fantastic, she’s been in Game of Thrones since she was 12 and is very assured.
“I was doing a shot with her and when they called ‘action’ she slightly pulled me back,” he revealed. “When I asked her what she was doing she said, ‘You were in my light.’ But she is lovely.”
He added: “She is 18 and speaks a whole different language and she’s taught me a lot of new cool things to say like ‘ape’ which means ‘great,’ so it’s the new ‘sick,’ which has taken over from ‘wicked’.
“Jenna recently said that Maisie made her feel old and I said, ‘Welcome to my world’.”
Peter was joined by a line up which included Tom Hanks – whom he recently attempted to recruit to the world of Doctor Who.
See Peter’s full interview on The Graham Norton Show tomorrow at 10.40pm on BBC One.