Within hours of Capaldi announcing his departure from the show, fans were already speculating about whether or not the 13th Doctor could be a woman – and Gatiss told Simon Mayo he thinks it’d be “fantastic”.
“I think it’d be really good for the show” he told Mayo on his BBC Radio 2 show. “It’s been back for 12 years which means it’s not the new kid on the block anymore, it’s not a revival, it’s been back for a long time.”
“It’s the sort of thing that would bring an amazing new audience to it,” Gatiss continued, “I think it’d be fantastic. But who knows, it’s up to Chris Chibnall.”