By Claire Webb and Paul Jones
Friday 15 August 2014 at 01:30PM
When RadioTimes.com launched its Television Champion tournament this year, we were excited – but even we couldn't have predicted the incredible response it would get from TV fanatics everywhere. A staggering nine million votes were cast as we pitted the cream of British talent against one another in head to head polls across seven rounds, culminating in a final showdown between David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch.
And someone else who was both excited and surprised was eventual winner David Tennant.
"I was thrilled! Absolutely delighted!" Tennant told us, before checking the numbers just to be sure...
"Wow, how many votes were there? That's ridiculous. Nine million votes!"
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