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Fans Want British Male as Twelfth Doctor Who

The people have spoken!

In a recent YouGov poll the great unwashed were quizzed about whether or not they were interested in Doctor Who and of those that were half wanted the Twelfth Doctor to be ‘male’, ‘British’ and a ‘character actor’.

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Of the traits listed by the Poll under the question: Which do you think it’s important that the next Doctor Who should be? Both the majority of Men and Women surveyed want the next Doctor to be male at 55% and 49% respectively.

‘British’ scored highly too with 58% of men and 49% of woman agreeing that the Doctor should be from these fair isles while 31% of men and 25% of women wanted that person to be a ‘character actor’.

Other appealing characteristics that scored highly were ‘attractive’ with 21% of women and 9% of men wanting a sexy Doctor, ‘Under 40’ with 20% of women and 18% of men wanting an actor who’s life hasn’t begun yet and ‘English’ with 25% of men and 19% of woman wanting a home grown Doctor.

The survey, conducted on Monday and Tuesday quizzed 1974 British adults on whether or not they were interested in the series. The 31% who expressed an interest were then asked various questions about their favourite Doctors, their political opinions and what sort of actor they would like to see cast as the Twelfth Doctor.

Unsurprisingly David Tennant was the favourite by a considerable margin – 43% of those who expressed an interest in the series choose him as their favourite with Tom Baker in second place with 16%.

Tennant was also the most popular choice with supporters of the four political parties noted in the survey – Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the UK Independence Party.

Tennant for PM!

The full break down of how the general public like their Doctors is available via YouGov.


Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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