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

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

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Matt Smith’s favourite is Amy Pond, but RadioTimes.com 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?

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1.\tRose Tyler
2.\tSarah Jane Smith
3.\tDonna Noble
4.\tK-9
5.\tAmy Pond
6.\tCaptain Jack Harkness
7.\tAce
8.\tLeela
9.\tJo Grant
10.\tBrigadier Lethbridge Stewart
11.\tMartha Jones
12.\tJamie McCrimmon
13.\tRomana (II)
14.\tTegan Jovanka
15.\tWilfred Mott
16.\tPeri Brown
17.\tRiver Song
18.\tHarry Sullivan
19.\tPolly
20.\tVislor Turlough
21.\tNyssa
22.\tZoe Heriot
23.\tRomana (I)
24.\tRory Williams
25.\tIan Chesterton
26.\tBarbara Wright
27.\tDr Liz Shaw
28.\tVicki
29.\tLady Christina De Souza
30.\tVictoria Waterfield
31.\tKatarina
32.\tAdric
33.\tMickey Smith
34.\tAstrid Peth
35.\tCaptain Mike Yates
36.\tMel
37.\tSusan Foreman
38.\tDr Grace Holloway
39.\tBen Jackson
40.\tDodo Chaplet
41.\tSteven Taylor
42.\tSara Kingdom
43.\tJackie Tyler
44.\tSergeant Benton
45.\tAdam Mitchell
46.\tCaptain Adelaide Brooke
47.\tJackson Lake
48.\tKamelion