Speaking on The One Show tonight, Peter Capaldi hinted at the future of Clara after presenter Alex Jones brought up the rumour that she may be leaving.
The show's star claimed he "wasn't looking for a new assistant" but did say that Clara may not even survive the series finale in response to the rumours that Jenna would be leaving at Christmas.
Speaking about what's influenced him in the role, Capaldi said:
I’m influenced by the entire history of the show. Both Matt [Smith] and David [Tennant] have been incredibly kind and helpful and supportive… Peter Davison has been absolutely lovely too.Watch the Series 8 première, Deep Breath, this Saturday on BBC One at 7:50pm BST.