Sylvester McCoy, who featured in three series as the Time Lord said he was “always surprised by who they pick” to take on the lead role.
“It has to be someone with lots of character. It can’t be someone bland and beautiful, rather handsome and characterful.
“I was surprised when they got Matt Smith. He looked about 12, and yet he was brilliant!
“One minute he looks 12, the next he looks 125. He has the perfect Doctor Who face.
“So, a surprise. A person of colour would be great,” he told Radio Times.