In Doctor Who (either the old seasons or the revived series), were there ever any people who were Companions of two non-consecutive Doctors? So not people like Rose (9th and 10th) and Clara (11th and 12th), but something more like if Donna (10th) reappeared in the show now (12th).

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    Ugh. Tell me Donna isn't coming back.
    – Valorum
    Commented May 31, 2015 at 14:10
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    @Richard What's wrong with Donna? :-( She was my favourite Companion!
    – Rand al'Thor
    Commented May 31, 2015 at 19:36
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    @randal'thor - You're dead to me.
    – Valorum
    Commented May 31, 2015 at 19:38
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    @randal'thor - I can't stand the woman. She thinks she's funny (she's not). She was bearable as a "joke companion" for the xmas episode but I genuinely thought the BBC were taking the mick when they announced she would be a recurring character.
    – Valorum
    Commented May 31, 2015 at 20:28
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    @Richard: that was my reaction at the first, but I really came around to her. She’s infuriating as a person (I’d hate to sit next to her at dinner), but she makes for very good stories.
    – PLL
    Commented Jun 1, 2015 at 9:12

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Depending on your definition of "companion" (ie sole companion? for how long?), one example is Sarah Jane Smith. She met 1, 2, 5, 7 & 8, travelled with 3 & 4 and had adventures with 10 & 11 (not to mention her own adventures).


Depending on your definition of a "Companion", you may wish to add K9 to your list.

He traveled extensively with the 4th Doctor, then made a series of cameo appearances (alongside Sarah Jane Smith) in the 10th Doctor serials.


If you count the audios, Charley Pollard traveled with the Eighth Doctor, then traveled with the Sixth Doctor.


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