Does anyone think that if there was anything to this whole wiped episodes being recovered rumour they would have taken the opportunity to have made an announcement on yesterday's Doctor Who special? Or do you think if true it would trump the revelation that Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor?
Nah, if there is anything to the episode recovery rumor, they are holding the information secret for now (Most likely reason would be negotiations or an Anniversary surprise of some sort), so, announcing the New Doctor wouldn't up their urgency to get the news out. And, as you said, no need to ruin the Media Hype of the New Doctor by throwing more news out there.
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