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Jenna Coleman's final scenes as Clara Oswald in Doctor Who have aired. Jenna pictured with Doctor Peter Capaldi
Jenna Coleman's final scenes as Clara Oswald in Doctor Who have aired. Jenna pictured with Doctor Peter Capaldi
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Jenna Coleman has made her last appearance as Clara Oswald in Doctor Who.

Fans of the sci-fi hit show have been waiting all series for her final scenes, which came in last night's episode Face The Raven.

Clara, the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and their old friend Rigsy (Joivan Wade) found themselves in a secret alien world, folded away among the streets of London.

The show's 5million viewers saw the Doctor's companion die, slowly and in pain, after a squawking raven flew through her body.

In the spooky scenes, black smoke floated from her mouth, and the Doctor was left in tears as he stood over her collapsed body in the street.

A new companion has not yet been named.

The former Arnold School headgirl, 29, has already moved on to her next major project, playing a young Queen Victoria in a new drama for ITV, which is currently filming.

Her departure from Doctor Who, after three years as Clara, was confirmed in September after months of speculation.

Executive producer Steven Moffat revealed: "She left several times."

He continued: "I wrote her out in Death In Heaven at the end of episode 12 last year. All that was meant to be the last time we saw her.

"And then at the last minute she said she'd like to do Christmas, which I'd already half written so I had to reverse rapidly and write it again with Clara in it and then write her out at the end of that episode."

However, he acknowledged the current series was written with her departure in mind.

The Time Lord's brave and resourceful Clara made her first appearance opposite Matt Smith's Doctor in 2012 episode Asylum Of The Daleks.

Coleman replaced Karen Gillan, who made her name as sidekick Amy Pond, and went on to star alongside Peter Capaldi's Doctor.

She bows out after three years as the longest-serving companion since the show was rebooted in 2005.