Whoever the new star of Doctor Who is, Russell T Davies has very helpfully contributed to a psychological profile in an interview this weekend with the South Wales Evening Post.
Davies evidently believes – and rightly so – that the new actor will thrive under the weight of public expectation and pressure…
"Now David’s moving on, the next actor will sit there thinking it’s 15 prime-time slots a year on BBC1. It’s a great part, a great script — parts like that don’t come along very often. I don’t really think there will be a problem with the next Doctor being under too much pressure.
"Actors are clever and very ambitious — they have to be, just to be successful.
"A lot of actors will actually watch David and say ‘I can do better than that’ and they’ll grab the chance to take over."
No real clues there… although the change in tense doesn’t help us much either.