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The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time 

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Updated May 12, 2020 161.2k votes 17.4k voters 170.7k views 53 items

List Rules Must be an official Doctor Who companion - TV series only!

These are the greatest Doctor Who companions in this history of the sci-fi series, as voted on by a rabid group of Who fans. Doctor Who is one of the most popular series of all time - covering everything from infamous historic events to heartwarming holiday traditions - and fans have become obsessed with ranking the best Doctor Who companions. Popular Dr. Who companions like Jack Harkness and others are included. Add your choices to the list of the best Doctor companions of all time and vote on your favorites. Many of the top Doctor Who companions are women (like Rose Tyler and Donna Noble) but some men also make the cut. 

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Donna Noble is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Catherine Tate
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Jack Harkness is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
John Barrowman
3
Sarah Jane Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Elisabeth Sladen
4
Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Billie Piper
5
Wilfred Mott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Bernard Cribbins
6
River Song is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Alex Kingston
7
Amy Pond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Karen Gillan
8
Rory Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Arthur Darvill
9
Clara Oswin Oswald is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jenna Coleman
10
K-9 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
John Leeson
11
Martha Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Freema Agyeman
12
Romana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Mary Tamm
13
Leela is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Louise Jameson
14
Brigadier Alistair Gordo... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
dtoborg2 added Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart Nicholas Courtney
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Jamie McCrimmon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Frazer Hines
16
Ace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sophie Aldred
17
Jenny is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Georgia Moffett
18
Jo Grant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Katy Manning
19
Mickey Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Noel Clarke
20
Susan Foreman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Carole Ann Ford
21
Ian Chesterton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
William Russell
22
Barbara Wright is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Jacqueline Hill
23
Nyssa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Sarah Sutton
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Bill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Frederick Hussey added Bill
Pearl Mackie
25
Zoe Heriot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time
Wendy Padbury