Jenna Coleman poses on a world tour to promote the new series of Doctor Who at Dendy Opera Quays on August 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.
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December 25, 2014 11:13 PM EST

Jenna Coleman has announced that she will stick around for another season of Doctor Who, as the lead character’s companion Clara Oswald.

Doctor Who fans have been at the edge of their seats since the actress, who joined the cast in 2012, expressed uncertainty over whether she would continue through season 9, reports the New York Daily News.

“It’s wonderful,” Coleman said. “I get a whole other series of stories with the Doctor and I couldn’t walk away with the story being unresolved. There is so much more to do. I think they’ve finally just reached a point where they really understand each other.”

Peter Capaldi, who plays Doctor Who, also voiced his excitement over Coleman’s decision.

“I’m thrilled,” he said. “Jenna has just been fantastic and such a pleasure to work with.”

[NY Daily News]

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