Jenna Coleman: Peter Capaldi and I have got off to a cracking start

The actress who plays Doctor Who companion Clara has said the eighth series has "taken off like a rocket"

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Jenna Coleman: Peter Capaldi and I have got off to a cracking start
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Good news, Whovians... 

Jenna Coleman, the actress who plays the Doctor's companion Clara, is confident that the next series of Doctor Who, and our new time lord Peter Capaldi, will be "great". 

Coleman opened up about filming for Doctor Who series eight last night, after the BBC1 sci-fi show won two awards at the National Television Awards for best drama and best dramatic performance, for former-Doctor Matt Smith.

“We’ve got off to a cracking start," Coleman exclusively told RadioTimes.com after collecting the show's two trophies. "We’ve got Ben Wheatley directing who is fantastic and it’s great. Peter’s doing a really amazing job." 

"We’ve just taken off like a rocket really," she added, "so it’s lovely to come over and collect this and take it back to the team.“

Asked what the dynamic is like between Peter Capaldi's doctor and Clara, Coleman wasn't giving much away, saying, "It’s far too early."

"We pretty much pick up where we left off at Christmas and we carry on the story straight away after the regeneration so we’re dealing with that for the first episode," she added.

Watch the full interview here