Sunday, 25 January 2009

Poll Result: Doctor Who's New Companion

Sunday, 25 January 2009
After a week of voting, 60 readers decided they want to see Carey Mulligan reprise her role as Sally Sparrow from "Blink" in Doctor Who's fifth season, having received 36% of the vote.

Narrowly beaten into second place was Michelle Ryan with 35%, just 1 vote behind! It was level-pegging by mid-week, Carey pulled ahead on Friday (possibly because Michelle was confirmed as appearing in the Easter special?), but Michelle fought back on the final day to nearly sneak a victory.

Joint-third with 10% of the vote were Katherine Parkinson and Daniela Denby-Ashe. Jaime Winstone and Joanna Page were notable stragglers from the start, but Joanne just edged out Jaime to finish with 3 votes to her 2.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote. I'm surprised nobody suggested other possible candidates, though. How about Lost In Austen's Jemima Rooper, or Hotel Babylon's Emma Pierson, hmm? A weekly poll is intended to become a semi-regular feature of DMD, so suggestions for future topics are welcome in the comments below.