From battling Cybermen and Ice Warriors to helping save the Doctor's home planet of Gallifrey, she has had her fair share of adventures on the long-running sci-fi show.

Last year she starred in the 50th anniversary special 'The Day of the Doctor' with David Tennant and John Hurt. The decision to depart is said to be a “mutual” one and will leave space for a new assistant for Peter Capaldi’s Time Lord.“The conversations about Jenna’s exit have started, and a plan is in place which is being ironed out,” a source told .“She has been absolutely brilliant in the role, but everyone agrees it is a part that should change after a period.”“It’s important to keep the series moving and fast-paced, and the time is just starting to feel right and the feeling is that it could be a perfect Christmas storyline,” the source added.

Michael Praed was born as Michael David Prince on the 1st April 1960.

He is best known for his role as the 11th incarnation of The Doctor in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, for which he received a BAFTA Award nomination in 2011.

After joining the National Youth Theatre and studying Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, he became an actor in 2003, performing in plays like Murder in the Cathedral, Fresh Kills, The History Boys, and On the Shore of the Wide World in London theatres.

According to sources, Laura is dating Game of Thrones heartthrob Richard Madden, who played Robb Stark in the hit HBO drama.

Despite Richard keeping quiet about his alleged split from Jenna Coleman, it's been reported that he has been secretly dating Laura after the pair were introduced through fellow Go T star Kit Harington.

After a serious back injury ruined this career, his drama teacher introduced him to acting by signing him up as the tenth juror in an adaptation of Twelve Angry Men without his consent.

Although he took part in the play, he refused to attend a drama festival for which his teacher had also signed him up, as he saw himself as a football player and did not view acting as socially acceptable.

The BBC has declined to comment on speculation that Coleman’s 18-month run as the Doctor’s companion Clara will come to an end later this year, but the 28-year-old has admitted that the sci-fi drama is set for an exciting shake-up this series.“We’ve sat down with (showrunner) Steven Moffat and we’ve all decided we don’t want anybody to know which way it’s going,” she told .“If you know I’m in the next series, or if you know I’m off, you’ll know how the story ends.”From battling Cybermen and Ice Warriors to helping save the Doctor’s home planet of Gallifrey, Coleman has had her share of dramatic adventures since joining Series eight will see the introduction of ex-soldier Danny Pink, played by Emmerdale’s Samuel Anderson, who teaches at Coal Hill School with Clara.“We do see Clara beginning to fall for Danny,” Coleman hints. It’s much better than nobody knows which way it’s going to go, so that’s where we’re trying to keep it at the moment.”Just last month, Coleman told that she was "really happy" in the role of Clara."It's one of those jobs that will only happen once - the whole adventure that it brings," she said.

Doctor Who actress Jenna Coleman has revealed she was ‘angry’ when Matt Smith decided to leave the series. ‘Me and Steven [Moffat] have been going through it together.’ Jenna, who plays companion Clara Oswald in the series, will be staying on when new Doctor, Capaldi, takes over properly next year.

While it is unclear whether he will become a main companion, he will be joining Clara and the Doctor on their adventures through the time and space.

Matthew Robert Smith (born 28 October 1982) is an English actor and voice actor.

Coleman is believed to be leaving the show at the end of series 8 in the Christmas special.