Tegan voted best ‘Doctor Who’ companion ever

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The poll by Candy Jar Books, to celebrate the release of of Companions: Fifty Years of Doctor Who Assistants, saw the 1980s companion receive nearly a quarter of all votes.

Janet Fielding, who played Tegan, commented: “Are you sure you mean me? Tegan? The Mouth on Legs? That’s fantastic. And rather unexpected.”

Andy Frankham-Allen, writer of Companions: Fifty Years of Doctor Who Assistants, commented: “I would have expected either Sarah or Rose to win, but it’s pleasing to see a companion who’s only been obliquely referenced twice since 2005 win. Seems there’s still a lot of love for the ’80s and Janet Fielding’s mouthy Tegan!”

The full results are as follows:

1. Tegan Jovanka
2. Sarah Jane Smith
3. Donna Noble
4. Rose Tyler
5. Ace
6=. Romana and Jamie McCrimmon
7. Nyssa
8. River Song
9. Amy Pond
10. Leela

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