[WARNING: INCREDIBLY GEEKY POST]
Very, VERY rapid mood swings:
Although this just in from popbitch makes me feel a whole lot better. Because it all sounds highly plausible and once again gives me faith in our lord and saviour Russell T.D.
"Christopher Eccleston was never intended to go past the first series. Russell T Davies wants to do a regeneration thing as soon as possible, sees it as integral to the series.
David Tennant is confirmed to appear in the Christmas Special.
However, the BBC may do a bait and switch. Bill Nighy and Chiwetel Ejoifor are both up for the lead, appearing at the end of the Christmas Special, and then into the second series.
The Eccleston leaving news and Tennant speculation has been deliberately revealed now as a spoiler to the Tony-Blair-on-Ant-And-Dec news. Expect a lot of this, the BBC are playing with the media in a way they rarely have before, with Doctor Who and the newspapers are willing to play along as they get excellent content, news, features and opinion column matter. Expect more as the Dalek episode approaches, and a lot more before the last two Dalek War episodes.
The David Tennant goss will also help publicity for the BBC1 showing of Casanova, written by Russel T Davies, in which he is absolutely excellent and will wipe away unfortunate Blackpool memories.
Four DVDs will be released for the first TV series, in May, June, July and August with a DVD box set of the series with lots of features in October."
As you were.