Matthew Fox beats George Clooney & Hugh Laurie on ‘hottest fake doctors’ poll

Matthew Fox

Cop shows are my thing, but I occasionally find a medical show that I get invested in. E.R. failed me years ago, but then I found House, and I was happy. My cop shows (anything Law & Order related, or The Closer) are like a warm blanket to me, probably because I enjoy formulaic dramas with surprisingly good writing.

I don’t really watch House because I think Hugh Laurie is hot (though I do have a thing for bitter curmudgeons), I watch it because I like the mystery of it, the “detective story” aspect. But if I was watching shows based on how hot the fictional doctors were, who would win? George Clooney’s Dr. Ross? Hugh Laurie’s Dr. House? Or Zack Braff’s Dr. Dorian? The question was posed by a British company called Yakult, and considering the names on the list, I think only British women were polled. Surprise, surprise, Hugh Laurie’s Dr. House beat out Clooney. But both of them lost out to “Doctor Jack Shepherd” on Lost. The horror!

Hollywood heart-throb George Clooney has lost out to Hugh Laurie in a poll of favourite TV doctors.

Clooney’s character Dr Doug Ross came out fourth behind Hugh’s Dr Gregory House in third, in a top 10 of the most fancied on-screen medics, despite delighting fans with a welcome return to hospital drama ER, the show which shot him to global fame.

First place went to Matthew Fox’s character Dr Jack Shepherd in the hit series Lost, followed by Dr Sam Strachan of Holby City, who was played by Strictly Come Dancing champ Tom Chambers.

The survey of 1,000 women was carried out by probiotic drinks company Yakult.

Here are the top 10 favourite TV doctors: Dr Jack Shepherd (Lost); Dr Sam Strachan (Holby City); Dr Gregory House (House); Dr Doug Ross (ER); Dr Adam Truman (Casualty); Dr John “JD” Dorian (Scrubs); Dr Mark Sloane (Diagnosis Murder); Dr Derek Shepherd (Grey’s Anatomy); Dr Karl Kennedy (Neighbours) and Dr Christian Troy (Nip/Tuck).

[From The Press Association Hosted by Google]

Oh, yeah. I have a thing for Dr. Christian Troy of Nip/Tuck too… but not for the “doctor” aspect – because Dr. Troy is a freak and not a very good doctor. I love the actor Julian McMahon. And Dylan Walsh, for that matter.

As far as Matthew Fox’s Dr. Jack Shepherd beating out everyone, what were they smoking? Dr. Shepherd’s not really a great doctor, and the character is incredibly weak. I like Matthew Fox and everything, but there’s no way he beats my favorite bitter curmudgeon Dr. House.

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  1. Stitchgirl says:

    What on earth is going on – Tom Chambers beats George Clooney!!!!!!! The world’s gone mad…

  2. KateNonymous says:

    Matthew Fox? Are you sure the question wasn’t about the blandest fake doctor on TV?

    I mean, he’s not a bad-looking guy. But neither he nor his character is particularly dynamic, either.

  3. daisy424 says:

    Love all three, too hard to choose….

  4. Meg says:

    Yay, Foxy!!

  5. Candiland says:

    What a terrible pic of Matthew Fox, but hands down he’s the hottest!!! He can come play doctor on me anytime.

  6. Susan says:

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Matthew Fox. OMG. Love, love, love him. He plays the BEST dramatic scenes on LOST. He makes that whole show.

    I also love Hugh Laurie. Georgia Clooney – meh.

  7. elisha says:

    What are YOU smoking?! I used to hate Matt Fox until I saw him on LOST. It’s so awesome they went with a creative choice instead of an obvious one.

    I never agree with any of Kaiser’s posts.

  8. Gaby says:

    I have such a weakness for Matthew Fox, I think he’s beautiful and he looks just like my ex, when he smiles…God it kills me. And yes, I still like my ex.

  9. Jenna says:

    House. Hugh Laurie. Hands down.

  10. becca says:

    Hottest fake doctor? Yeah, Jack Shepard for the win. 🙂

    But most amazing and epic fake doctor? House for the epic win. 😀

  11. Kevin says:

    Wahhhh? No Doogie houser?

  12. Kevin says:

    Oh yeah,,,how bout Dr. Rey,,,oh, he’s a real Dr. (allegedly)

  13. BluePlanet says:

    I do like Hugh Laurie, but Matthew is a Fox!!

  14. Kevin says:

    How bout Dr.Phil,,,I know he ain’t a real doctor.

  15. Nixe says:

    Matthew Fox is by far the hottest doctor on TV today. The man makes me weak in the loins.

  16. JennaMeow says:

    I like Clooney. I like Laurie. I love some Matthew Fox — though I must admit that if I were stuck on The Island, the object of my affection would be Ben. I know, I know. I think he’s wicked sexy. So my opinion on TV doctors should be taken with a grain of salt.

  17. Samantha says:

    I guess I am the only one into Zach Braff….yum. Oh well, more nose for me! 😀

  18. CB Rawks says:

    Nah. Fox was always the homeliest member of Party of 5, and he is still no great looker.
    Hot doctors.. hmm. Does Taye Diggs play a doctor on that Grey’s spin-off? Because if so, him.

  19. CB Rawks says:

    Ooh!! Denzel, in St. Elsewhere!

  20. CB Rawks says:

    Gross, they mentioned Neighbours. Now I feel nauseated. That Karl douche deserves no place on that list.

  21. barneslr says:

    Oh, please. Who did they ask? Not me, that’s for sure! I don’t even know who this Fox guy is, but looking at his picture I’ll say that he’s nice looking but hardly anyone’s fantasy man.

  22. Julie says:

    Matthew Fox FTW! He’s smoking hot, smart, elegant and classy, I love him. He’s an amazing actor. Jack Shephard is the sexiest tv doc hands down. Doug Ross is old news and House… I like him alright but what potential do you see there for hot sex? A whole different story with Jack, he’s got some passion!

  23. claire says:

    Matthew > all

  24. lauren says:

    eww matthew fox looks like a total bum