I hope Smith goes on to great things, I may not have always enjoyed the Moffat run but I've loved his Doctor from day one! Still it leaves us with an interesting and fun question; who will be Who?
There are the usual calls for a female doctor and of course if that happens I won't switch off, but for me the Dr is a male Galifreyan. We've seen male and female ones and there was a clear distinction and though I am no expert I do know that one of the race swapped sex, but for me the question is why? Why do we need a female doctor? Can't we just have a spin off? I'd watch!
Anyway, below is a list of actors that I feel could do the job. It's not a list of likely to be's or probables. I think they are more likely to pick a less known person to move forward with but for what it's worth here are a few of the face's I wouldn't mind seeing.
Paterson Joseph; same again, this dude has a lot of presence and charm, carries a great sense of humour and fun and he has a smile that is highly infectious.
Fox is a really good actor, tall, swift and intelligent looking. He has all the tools and maybe this would be the kind of gig that would give us an unexpected gem?
Steven Waddington; the big dude option. Waddington has the ability, is a pretty large man, wide and tall . An imposing, almost frightening Doctor, who's size becomes a factor in the reactions of those around him. No, I'm not saying he'd punch people (though Pertwee did!).
And finally, if we want a female Doctor then it's easy, here she is; write it round so she takes over!
Shouldn't be hard to convince her, she is the bosses daughter after all!
None of these people will be the next Dr I dare say, but they all would be cool and I'd love it! I suppose the only question remaining is this;
Who do you want as the next Doctor Who?