Peter Capaldi ‘really sad’ to lose Doctor Who co-star

Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman. Picture: PA
Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman. Picture: PA
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Peter Capaldi was “really sad” to say goodbye to his Doctor Who co-star Jenna Coleman – and he does not want her replacement to be a man.

Coleman has left the BBC series after playing the Doctor’s companion, Clara Oswald, for three years.

And while fans mourn her loss, it seems Capaldi was not too happy about her departure either.

He said: “I found it really sad, because Jen’s a great girl and a great actress. I used to love being in the Tardis with her, we’d just have a laugh, you know?

“And that’s all I want out of work, I’m afraid, to go along and have a nice time. While playing the most iconic character in the history of British television.”

Asked if it is time for a male companion, he said: “With the best will in the world, I don’t want a bloke, because I’m frightened that they’ll give him all the action and I’ll be standing around spouting scientific gobbledygook... ‘Oh, Peter’s not up to chasing those Zygons down the corridor, let the chap do it.’