Readers of Doctor Who Magazine have voted David Tennant, due to return to our screens on Christmas Day, the best ever Doctor according to BBC News.
Of the 4,000 readers casting their votes in the survey 28% voted for Tennant with previous winner Tom Baker securing the votes of 26%.
According to the BBC News website Tennant was said to be “totally gobsmacked” by the result.
Doctor Who Magazine editor Clayton Hickman told the site “This is an incredible result for David, and shows how quickly viewers have taken to him.”
As further evidence of the huge interest in the new series Billie Piper was voted best companion.
The top five Doctors are as follows:
1. David Tennant – 28.2%
2. Tom Baker – 26.5%
3. Christopher Eccleston – 11.4%
4. Jon Pertwee – 9.6%
5. Patrick Troughton – 8.8%
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 377 hits the shops from Thursday 7 December 2006.