If anyone has been making those sorts of noises, they've been making them pretty quietly. I've never heard any criticism of Ted and Stew's selection.
If the job description called for previous experience, I can't think of anyone better than Britain's fastest powerboater. Then following in Richard's footsteps by selecting an RAF pilot can't have been a decision anyone could criticise Bill making either.
A winning combination and it's all worked out a treat.