Never really been a Doctor Who fan so don't have an opinion on it but there was so much speculation about could it be time a woman played the role etc I did wonder if the BBC had started the rumour to judge the viewers reaction before doing it so I'm not surprised. I also think they've been doing the same re a woman playing the James Bond role not so sure that'll happen though they'd have to change the name for a start!
People who are wrong are just as sure they're right as people who are right, the only difference is they're wrong
Not really a total surprise as new showrunner Chris Chibnall I think was known to favour a female Doctor. I quite fancied Kris Marshall but I'm just glad it wasn't Olivia Colman - never been able to take her seriously in anything after Hot Fuzz.