Since Capaldi, who currently bets the 12th Doctor, announced on Jo Whiley’s Radio 2 show last night that he would be abdicating down after Christmas, Piper, 34, said that it longing «feel like a snub» if the successive actor was not female.
Speaking to the BBC at the Critics’ Tour Theatre Awards in London, Piper said: «I’ve always supported the primary format but I don’t know where they can go from here.
«I think it hand down be great [to have a female Doctor] given the spirit of the world at the point in time. I think it would be timely».
However, Piper has ruled out taking on the coveted place herself, adding: «I wouldn’t like that responsibility, it’s just too stupendous, it’s so much work.
«They have been talking about that since I started, peradventure it’s one of those things they like to talk about that conditions comes to fruition, annoyingly,» she said.
«I think that would be a invited turn, they have had a few different age groups and I think that desire be the wise way to go. Whether they do actually go that way…
«Although I quite partiality the traditional format but I don’t know how they would move forward with something disrespectful. I think it would be a wise opportunity.»
Executive producer Steven Moffat has in days of old suggested a future regeneration of the character could be a woman, saying: «I deem the next time might be a female Doctor. I don’t see why not.»
Capaldi shocked followers last night when he unexpectedly announced his departure, saying: «I take it the big thing about it for me is that it will be my last. I will yes. This transfer be the end for me. I feel sad. I love Doctor Who, it’s a fantastic programme to work on.
«It’s been a enormous pleasure to work with a family. I think Christmas 2017, I’ve merely been told, but I’m still Doctor Who. I’ve got a lot to do — we’re doing epic stuff. I’m not done yet.»
Doctor Who come backs to BBC One in April.