List of Countdown champions

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Since Series 54 (2006), series champions receive the Richard Whiteley Memorial Trophy.

This is a list of champions on the game show Countdown. These are players who have won up to eight games and scored enough points to qualify for their series' finals. Here, they were one of eight contestants invited back to compete in a knockout tournament to decide who will become the series champion. This list also includes winners of Champion of Champions tournaments and the winner of Series 33, which was designated a "Supreme Championship".

There was only one full series in 2005 because of Richard Whiteley's death — his final series, Series 53, was recorded before he was hospitalised with pneumonia. Series 54 began four months later on 31 October 2005 and, having started very late in the year, was extended to last until 26 May 2006. Series champions from this series onwards are awarded the Richard Whiteley Memorial Trophy along with the usual prize of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Champions[edit]

Year Series Winner
1982 1 Joyce Cansfield
1983 2 Ash Haji
3 Andrew Guy
1984 4 Brian Hudson
Champion of Champions I: Mark Nyman
5 Peter Evans
1985 6 Darryl Francis
7 Ian Bebbington
1986 8 Clive Spate
Champion of Champions II: Clive Freedman
9 David Trace
10 Harvey Freeman
1987 11 John Clarke
12 Stephen Balment
Champion of Champions III: Harvey Freeman
13 Hilary Hopper
14 Nic Brown
1988 15 Dick Green
16 Tony Vick
1989 Champion of Champions IV: Nic Brown
17 Lawrence Pearse
18 Rajaretnam 'Yoga' Yogasagarar
1990 19 Michael Wareham
20 Liz Barber
1991 Champion of Champions V: Tim Morrissey
21 Barry Grossman
22 Chris Waddington
1992 23 Gareth Williams
24 Wayne Summers
1993 Champion of Champions VI: Wayne Summers
25 Don Reid
26 Andy Bodle
1994 27 David Elias
28 Damian Eadie
1995 Champion of Champions VII: Don Reid
29 Darren Shacklady
30 Verity Joubert
1996 31 David Acton
32 Alan Sinclair
Champion of Champions VIII: Chris Rogers
33 (Supreme Championship) Harvey Freeman
1997 34 Huw Morgan
35 Peter Cashmore
36 Tony Baylis
37 Ray McPhie
1998 Champion of Champions IX: Natascha Kearsey
38 John Ashmore
39 Kate Ogilvie
1999 40 Terence English
41 Scott Mearns
Champion of Champions X: Scott Mearns
2000 42 Michael Calder
43 Graham Nash
2001 44 Stuart Wood
45 John Rawnsley
46 Ben Wilson
2002 47 Chris Wills
48 Julian Fell
2003 Champion of Champions XI: Graham Nash
49 John Davies
50 Chris Cummins
2004 51 Stewart Holden
52 Mark Tournoff
2005 53 John Mayhew
2006 54 Conor Travers
Champion of Champions XII: Paul Gallen
55 Richard Brittain
2007 56 Nick Wainwright
57 Craig Beevers
2008 58 David O'Donnell
59 Junaid Mubeen
2009 Champion of Champions XIII: Steven Briers
60 Kirk Bevins
61 Chris Davies
2010 62 Oliver Garner
63 Jack Hurst
2011 64 Edward McCullagh
65 Graeme Cole
2012 66 Jack Worsley
67 Paul James
2013 30th Birthday Champion: Conor Travers
68 Giles Hutchings
69 Callum Todd
2014 70 Mark Murray

References[edit]

  • Countdown: Spreading The Word (Granada Media, 2001) pp. 219-20, 225
  • The Countdown Page Hall of Fame