Billie Piper’s Rose Tyler voted the best Doctor Who companion

Radio Times readers say Rose was the best companion in Doctor Who history



Matt Smith’s favourite is Amy Pond, but users have voted Billie Piper’s character Rose Tyler the best Doctor Who companion of all time.

As Rose, Piper was the first companion of the modern Doctor Who era, sharing adventures in time and space with Christopher Ecclestone and David Tennant, the Ninth and Tenth Doctors.

She was separated from the Time Lord at the end of the second series but made brief returns in later stories.

In a survey of over 3,300 Who fans, Rose just pipped Elisabeth Sladen’s Sarah Jane Smith to the top spot, with Donna Noble, played by Catherine Tate, some way behind in third place.

K-9, The Doctor’s robot dog and, more recently, Sarah Jane’s faithful friend, was voted the fourth favourite sidekick, while the Eleventh Doctor’s companion Amy Pond Karen Gillan also made it into the top five.

See the full list below and tell us what you think. Did your favourite get the recognition he, she – or it – deserved?


1. Rose Tyler
2. Sarah Jane Smith
3. Donna Noble
4. K-9
5. Amy Pond
6. Captain Jack Harkness
7. Ace
8. Leela
9. Jo Grant
10. Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart
11. Martha Jones
12. Jamie McCrimmon
13. Romana (II)
14. Tegan Jovanka
15. Wilfred Mott
16. Peri Brown
17. River Song
18. Harry Sullivan
19. Polly
20. Vislor Turlough
21. Nyssa
22. Zoe Heriot
23. Romana (I)
24. Rory Williams
25. Ian Chesterton
26. Barbara Wright
27. Dr Liz Shaw
28. Vicki
29. Lady Christina De Souza
30. Victoria Waterfield
31. Katarina
32. Adric
33. Mickey Smith
34. Astrid Peth
35. Captain Mike Yates
36. Mel
37. Susan Foreman
38. Dr Grace Holloway
39. Ben Jackson
40. Dodo Chaplet
41. Steven Taylor
42. Sara Kingdom
43. Jackie Tyler
44. Sergeant Benton
45. Adam Mitchell
46. Captain Adelaide Brooke
47. Jackson Lake
48. Kamelion