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Capaldi on Coleman Leaving Rumours

capaldi-the-one-show-aug-2014Peter Capaldi was interviewed on The One Show earlier tonight and responded to the rumours that Jenna Coleman may be leaving.

He said, cryptically: “I’ve read she may be leaving at Christmas, but I don’t even know if she’ll get to Christmas. You’ve got to just watch and wait and see what happens.”

“What I can say is that she is absolutely fabulous. The work she has done this season is extraordinary because she’s called upon to do things that I don’t think any other companion has had to do. To show a kind of emotional range and she’s done it absolutely brilliantly.

“But tune in and see what happens.”

See the interview below:

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social_crime
social_crime

He is so dainty and proper here, think he lost his voice with all the shouting. :D

The Finn
The Finn

I hope Clara stays for some time more. Series 8 is too early.

Thomas Thomas
Thomas Thomas

2:37, is that the new theme? It sounds like the one in the "Oh wow, Edward! Clockworks!" video. 

Mercy Reborn2
Mercy Reborn2

I think Peter is amazing he always knows what to say

craig33
craig33

Those two presenters must be the thickest people on TV. Cant wait for Saturday. All this time waiting and it's still a day away. Aaaaaarrrrrgh.

PimpMyTARDIS
PimpMyTARDIS

I picked up the new Radio Times yesterday which has previews of all the episodes. It says that episode 8 (mummy on the orient express) is her last adventure with him after she sees a deadly side to him.

However it says she is in the 2-part finale but there is a quote saying that someone has betrayed him, his trust, their friendship and everything he's ever stood for and let him down. If this is Clara then this is likely her last episode.

Romanadvoratrelundar
Romanadvoratrelundar

Ooh, Capaldi is so becoming the second Moffat. That's such a good way to respond to the rumors instead of just saying "umm...no..of course...umm...not".

Ivegotkidneys is Breaking in!
Ivegotkidneys is Breaking in!

I really hope they make a 5 inch Capaldi figure as it seems a bit odd if you collected all the doctor and Capaldi the smallest 

ohjanetoh
ohjanetoh

I don't think Clara should die or leave during this series or in the Christmas episode because it feels too early, but  we'll see how it goes with Series 8. 

Cyruay
Cyruay

You think The One Show would just treat for what it is, a rumor and nothing more, as Peter says "Wait and see".

Cyruay
Cyruay

Totally inappropriate to discuss that.





Clara Laurinda
Clara Laurinda

Hey Connor! You and your quesation made it onto the show!!! Yaay! (Sorry for stating the obvious and for taking so long to state the obvious; I just watched the video now)!

TheNightmareChild
TheNightmareChild

When I grow tired of Jenna's pinchable cheeks, then she has my permission to die.

Doctor Ω
Doctor Ω

How immensely watchable is he?  I am now hoping for a spin off "The Peter Capaldi Show", where Capaldi just sits for an hour each (and every) week just chatting about Doctor Who and Stuff in general.  Maybe Geoff Peterson for co host?


Americanwhovian
Americanwhovian

Those 3.75 in figures are awful. I hope they make a 5 in scale 12 to complete my collection.  

WhoLocked
WhoLocked

Why did Alex think it was appropriate to bring up another actor's personal business during an interview with her colleague? Alex once again has proved she is completely unprofessional - her approach was akin to a tabloid newspaper.  If anyone should leave it should be Alex not Jenna. Rant over - sorry! 

On a happier note, I'm loving the new 12th Doctor action figure. The toy isn't bad either :D

TARDlSkey
TARDlSkey

I just love how he responds in a very professional way; answering the question in such a calm and relaxed way, without confirming or denying the content of the question.


It's clear Capaldi is incredibly reliable not to give even the smallest thing away in an interview. :D

Polyphase
Polyphase

So Stephen has been schooling Peter on how to make us fans squirm. Actually I think he has done a better job, I think I need a lie down :)

microbat98
microbat98

Or she'll leave in the finale and it'll be leaked weeks beforehand, devastating the majority of fans once again!

Mercy Reborn2
Mercy Reborn2

I think Jenna looks very happy with her work I dont think she will leave just yet

MaraBackman
MaraBackman

Ah, the video works again! Quite lovely :)

Mikeyboss182
Mikeyboss182

I still think she's leaving in the Christmas special.


MeglosProductions
MeglosProductions

It is refreshing though that Capaldi pretty much said what we've all been saying: That The Mirror are a bunch of bulls***ers making up rumours.

Mercy Reborn2
Mercy Reborn2

I heard Peter say that the Doctor is kind of scared of Clara  maybe because she is the first face he saw when he regenned, she has more power over him than she knows

Mercy Reborn2
Mercy Reborn2

maybe she leaves in the show but comes back in the xmas special they made up their differences. I think she should stay, to keep developing her character as 12 will be Claras doctor kind of and it would be a shame. I guess its up to Jenna really but I hope she stays. I think she will be brilliant in the new series

Paulb_47
Paulb_47

I want to find out what happens on the show. If I know, I will lose interest and any reason I have for watching will be lessened. People who demand instant gratification make me nuts!

'Cos Guess Who? Ha!
'Cos Guess Who? Ha!

He handled this question superbly with huge calmness and even a lot of silence. Well done Capaldi. It was the hosts who ended up looking awkward!

calliarcale
calliarcale

@craig33 In fairness, I think interviewers try to be thick so as to get their subjects to try harder to explain things, and they ask stupid questions so as to get the known and expected answers stated.  By now, I wouldn't be surprised if he can do an interview in his sleep....

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

@Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd  I believe there are 5 inch figures coming out, including a 5 inch Jenna (as Oswin) which facially is much better than the dreadful small one out last year that made her look like a man!

NewWho2012
NewWho2012

@WhoLocked I have to agree with your point. The way she just brought it up like it was instantly true and officially confirmed, but it seemed quite embarrassing once she said it because an actual confirmation wasn't given so she was probably feeling embarrassed after asking that. I did feel sorry forPeter being on The One Show because it never feels like a pleasant place to be and he didn't look entirely comfortable the whole time. I still wonder to this day why that show exists....still back on topic, I still hope the rumours aren't true and she's got a bit more mileage left in her yet as companion.

Djornad
Djornad

@TARDlSkey Don't you know? Capaldi and Moffat went to the same school. TROLLWARTS.




Temporal Tomato
Temporal Tomato

Well I suppose that's a little drastic, don't you? :P


Romanadvoratrelundar
Romanadvoratrelundar

@microbat98 Lets hope the BBC are finally learning their lesson with that one :/ What I find amusing is that there seems to be so much security around the episodes in the UK (even labeling the tapes 'Torchwood' back in 2005), yet all the big episode leaks seem to come from America! Hopefully they're woken up to what's going on across the pond :P

WhoLocked
WhoLocked

@'Cos Guess Who? Ha! I thought Alex was especially 'awkward' and proves it always pays to do your homework. Don't know she thought it was a good idea to even bring the subject up. How on earth could Peter possibly talk about this, behind Jenna's back?  Not anyone's business but Jenna's. 

craig33
craig33

Fair point and well made. I've watched too many Paxman interviews. Thank god he doesn't dumb down to One Show levels. Do you remember the Alex Kingston interview a while back? I'm sure Alex wanted to tolchok Matt Baker in the head for being thick but she's too professional for that. 13 hours to go.

kanlo
kanlo

@Clara Laurinda @WhoLocked I think WhoLocked is referring to Alex Jones, co-host of The One Show (the one who brings up the subject of the future of Jenna Coleman's character in the interview).

The Lazy Cat Is Baffled By Clara Oswald
The Lazy Cat Is Baffled By Clara Oswald

Alex Jones who co-presents the One show, I do think it was inapropriate of her to say that (as I've said its also a bit premature and disrespectful) but you can't blame her necessarily, the questions they ask him are probably thought out before hand.

Romanadvoratrelundar
Romanadvoratrelundar

@WhoLocked @'Cos Guess Who? Ha! The question was very most likely given to her by the producers, they would have said "you have to bring up the JLC leaving rumour". Here's something I've noticed: whenever there's a big DW rumour, especially if it's true, there always seems to be a convenient interview soon after on a BBC show in which it's denied. eg David Tennant and Billie Piper both heavily denied their involvement in the 50th in Jan/Feb last year, and suddenly in March it was announced...

ElyotWren
ElyotWren

@craig33 What would be the point in inviting people onto a show like that if the interviewers knew everything about the guests and their work? Also, they're more than likely given questions to ask and then they elaborate on what their guest replies with. I wouldn't say Alex and Matt are thick though - no need to be rude.

craig33
craig33

Professional interviewers usually have researchers to get a bit of background information on the subjects their talking about. The one show presenters seem not to watch Doctor Who and don't have much knowledge of what it's about apart from a "wacky" show where River Song can be the Doctor because "it's Doctor Who and anything can happen". Alex Kingstons face was a picture of confusion and disbelief at the end of her interview, as was mine. I'm not saying they need to know everything about the show or the actors but a modicum of preparation would be nice. I know the One Show isn't a serious interview show but I wish the presenters would not stumble from one question to another like it had just popped into their heads.

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