David Tennant voted as viewers’ favourite Doctor Who

David Tennant has been named as viewers’ all-time favourite Doctor Who.

Chiswick’s own Time Lord was the 10th actor to take on the role and has topped the charts in a new piece of research carried out by bookies William Hill. The report was published on ‘Doctor Who Day’, marking the date the sci-fi tv programme first aired on 23 November, 1963.

The Doctor has been played by 13 different actors since then, with fans long debating which actor best filled the role.

Bookmaker William Hill sought to find out the answer by analysing tens of thousands of social media posts, domestic and international web search volume, headlines generated, and average IMDB ratings for each episode.

Tennant, who played The Doctor in 51 episodes of the sci-fi series with an average score of 8.2, came out on top. In second place is the man he inherited the famous role from, Christopher Eccleston.

The next Doctor has not yet been announced but the Bookies’ favourite is another actor associated with Chiswick, Omari Douglas. Douglas played Roscoe Babatunde in Channel 4’s It’s A Sin and studied BA Musical Theatre at Chiswick’s acting school ArtsEd in 2015.

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