Jodie Whittaker will take on the role of the 13th Time Lord when the sci-fi series returns for a special episode at Christmas, becoming the show’s first woman Doctor.
One caller told BBC Radio 5 Live how angry he was with the appointment as he targeted political correctness during his rant.
He said: “For anyone else who rings up and tells me it’s time, why is it time? Tell me why it is time.
“Because I’m 60 and I watched it since it started right, so I have probably got a different opinion to you and I respect your opinion, that’s fair enough.
“The thing is, people my age and who have watched it and it’s been a bloke, a bloke, a bloke, this was coming because when Matt Smith was mentioned after [David] Tennant, there was ‘oh I wonder if they will have a woman’ and Matt Smith come.
“Then it was ‘oh I wonder if they’ll get a woman’ and they get an old fella who looks as though he might be on his last legs and I think God almighty, what next.
“I couldn’t be bothered to watch it, I watched one of them and the story was awful, he was awful and I just thought God almighty. Can you explain to me why it is time? For a character who has already been male to be female.”
The angry caller then turned onto the appointment of .. as the new Doctor, as he raged at political correctness.
He continued: “Time Lord, not a Time Lady. A Lord is a male and a lady can’t become a Lord.
“Even though I don’t watch it anymore, it is ridiculously PC.
“It’s ridiculously PC. I am fed up of living in a PC world.
“For the last 10 years or so it’s been PC this and PC that. I am just fed up with it like so many people, my age.
“Political correctness went mad 10 years ago and it is going to continue going mad, ask any older people who ring you up what they think of political correctness.
“It is the most ridiculous thing that has come into our existence in the last 10 years, it’s got to the stage where what else are they going to do?
“What happens when this woman finishes, what’s it going to be next, a monkey?”
The caller then continued to call the host, Nicky Campbell “mischievous” as he moved the show on.
Following the announcement that Ms Whittaker would be the 13th Time Lord, she said it was “more than an honour” to become the Doctor.
She added: “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey – with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet.
“It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor. It…