Who is the best Doctor in Doctor Who?

It’s been an incredibly exciting year for Doctor Who fans, and it looks like it’s going to be an even more fascinating one for fans of the BBC’s hit science fiction show in 2023. There’s the prospect of the return of David Tennant to the show for three episodes celebrating the 60th anniversary in November 2023 alongside Catherine Tate as Donna Noble, Neil Patrick Harris and Yasmin Finney as Rose.

We’ve said goodbye to Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth in the emotional The Power of the Doctor, said hello again to many old companions and Doctors from the past – and we’ve seen Chris Chibnall pass on the baton of the show to Russell T Davies who is back after more than a decade away.

We have also heard about the new deal between the BBC and Disney which talks of a “shared creative vision” for Doctor Who going forward and a new home for the show internationally on Disney+ from 2023, and much speculation about bigger budgets and spin-off shows.

And as if that’s not enough, we are looking forward to season 14 and the first episodes of Ncuti Gatwa’s Fifteenth Doctor with Millie Gibson as his companion Ruby Sunday.

But, one thing we also have to do is wait for a while… and while we do, why not take a look back at some of the best of Doctor Who from the last 60 years. And the biggest question is of course, who is the best Doctor Who Doctor of all time? Which incarnation of the Time Lord is your favourite and how can we rank all of them in order from the past six decades?

Are you a classic Doctor Who fan who cannot be convinced that anyone except the longest-serving Doctor Tom Baker is the best, or do you favour the youngest Doctor ever to have stepped into the TARDIS Matt Smith? Whether you’re a fan of the old or the new, we want to know which Doctor you think is the very best, and then we’ll order the list and have a definitive result…

So whether David Tennant as Ten is your man, you love what Jodie Whittaker brought as Thirteen, or you can’t see beyond the original and perhaps the best William Hartnell – now is your chance to vote below and let the world know which Doctor is your number one…

If you’re ready, let’s choose the best Doctor Who Doctor:

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Who is the best Doctor Who Doctor of all time?