@ButterflyBlu so true!!! I won't say much more because ;) spoilers but you're right. It feels premature. Then again, it felt premature when Eccleston left too.
@MichelleHolly yeah! He's an amazing actor and the way he plays the Doctor is really charismatic and kind of subtle, but I adore it. And it sounds like he's been advocating for better storytelling and representation for the female characters on the show behind the scenes, which I totally appreciate