I was enchanted by her as a kid, of course, as well. That was what was so extraordinary for me. Growing up, she was the Doctor Who girl. She was Sarah Jane; she was it. And then, having the wonderful privilege of being the Doctor beside her, as well - it’s just so shocking that she’s gone. It doesn’t compute. It seems impossible.
(on Sarah Jane Adventures) And I think that that’s the wonderful - not that any of this is wonderful that she’s gone, but to know that she had that, I suppose - renascence. She is loved by a new generation of kids, in the same way that my generation of kids just adored her. And she so effortlessly did that.
I mean, it’s not every sixty-something who’d be able to enchant twenty-first century children the way that she did. It was something truly magical about her."
David Tennant, on Elisabeth Sladen (BBC Breakfast video)