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It's official! When the Doctor returns next season, he'll still be wearing Peter Capaldi's face. Current Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday. Unfortunately, he was less forthcoming about Jenna Coleman's future in the TARDIS.

Coleman has portrayed companion Clara Oswald for the last two years, first joining the series during the Matt Smith era. Rumors of her departure from the long-running science fiction series began swirling in August just prior to the start of Season 8.

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Coleman is slated to appear in the upcoming Christmas special alongside Capaldi and special guest star Nick Frost, but her time in the TARDIS certainly looks to be winding down if the recent season finale is any indication.

If there's a silver lining in all of this, it's this: The Doctor lies, but Moffat has been known to lie, too. Maybe there's hope for Clara yet.

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