Speculative tabloid journalists working for the Mirror have written an article claiming that current Doctor Who companion Clara Oswald is leaving the series at Christmas. The Mirror allege that
“The conversations about Jenna’s exit have started, and a plan is in place which is being ironed out.”
There are no named sources and the BBC have refused to comment or confirm the story which leads me to believe that it simply is just speculation and that there’s no truth to it. This is the same newspaper that claimed that Peter Capaldi was only staying for one season because the BBC only do year-long contracts. This probably fake story has gone viral online within the fandom and creates a lot of traffic to the newspaper’s website. Other newspapers mostly tabloids like the Daily Mail, Daily Express but also the Independent have duplicated the story.
I hope that the story is not true because I believe that Clara could be a good companion but hasn’t been developed well.