"Christopher Eccleston was the perfect choice to breathe life into the ninth incarnation of the Doctor. He did nothing but excellent work, and will forever be remembered as the actor who brought the Doctor into the 21st century. He made him quirky, eccentric, serious, intelligent, silly, funny, and alien. And by extension, he made the very series itself, appeal to a new audience of all ages and attracting a whole new fan base. He was fantastic."
Alan Kelly, Rhyl, North Wales
"When he was announced as the Ninth Doctor, it was a real bolt out of the blue. But looking back on this year's series, it's hard to imagine anyone else worthy enough to bring the show back. A truly wonderful actor who never seemed drained of energy throughout all 13 episodes. It is, of course, very sad that he decided not to stay on any longer than one series. We will miss him, but we'll never forget the huge part he played in achieving the impossible - making Doctor Who a runaway success once more."
Will Tudor, Oswestry
"Funny, moody, scary, brave, I'm sure that I'm far from alone in being terribly sad that Chris could only do one year as the Doctor. He took a big big risk attaching his name to the project. But the kudos that the series gained from an actor of his calibre stepping up to the mark turned around everyone's expectations of what the revival was going to be like. Well done on creating a new hero for a new generation."
"He exploded onto the screen and became a true Doctor for this millennium. He was funny, irritating, manic, powerful, vulnerable, dynamic and fallible. What a wonderful performance. He moved the viewer to tears of laughter and sadness while making them believe he could move mountains and save the universe at the same time. How sad he was the Doctor for only one series."
Simon Trick, Woking
"I know he'll get loads of votes, but his protrayal of the enigmatic character, the Doctor, was out of this world. We really saw his half human side this regeneration around, with all his emotional facets - and a touch of romance with Rose too. Fantastic - I applaud you sir."
Claire Hurd, Cambridgeshire