Not really, that was just a throw-away quip in the comments to this comprehensive Den of Geek post about the various contenders who have been mentioned for the role (odds are given and everything).
Mind you, I think Bailey could be fantastic in the role (great contrast to Tennant), but although he would be a very popular choice within the UK, I’m not sure his quirkiness would go down so well with the fan-base in other countries, who appear to be more along the lines of slavering for the HAWT, and whom Auntie Beeb has to consider because Who is their most lucrative product line by far.
The pipe has a definite air of Doctorishness, doesn’t it? What sort of coat should he wear to top off the look? I’m envisaging plus-fours with argyle socks, too.
Image source: The Anti Room (via the Fawcett Society)