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Jenna Coleman to stay on Doctor Who: Fans are pissed

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The Doctor Who Christmas episode played a naughty trick when it got some fans' hopes up about their least favorite character, Clara.

There was a little glimmer of joyful anticipation for those who wished to see the last of Clara on the episode. She got a sad farewell, but as things turned out, it wasn't really a farewell at all.

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Jenna Coleman, who plays Clara, spoke to the BBC and confirmed that she would indeed be back on Doctor Who for another season.

"It's wonderful," Coleman said. "I get a whole other series of stories with the Doctor, and I couldn't walk away with the story being unresolved.

"There is so much more to do. I think they've finally just reached a point where they really understand each other," she added.

As happy as Coleman is with the news, there are plenty of fans out there who aren't pleased with the announcement at all. After finding out that the Christmas episode didn't mark the end of Clara's run, some fans have gone on social media to air their complaints. Viewers' main criticism is that Clara never seemed to fully mesh with either of the Doctors to whom she's been a companion — but there are plenty of other complaints about Clara as well.

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Some fans have kept their protests simple and to the point:

Others were vocal about their wishes that the Christmas episode would have been Clara's last:

Another fan's opinion seems to be that Clara was taking up too much of the show's attention:

This fan was polite but also agreed that the show has turned too much of its focus to Clara:

Another agreed that Clara's importance in the show had grown too much:

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This fan is done with the show, thanks to Clara sticking around for another season:

What do you think about Clara being around for at least one more season of Doctor Who?

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