Daphne Fowler

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Daphne Fowler
Daphne Bradshaw

(1939-01-05) 5 January 1939 (age 80)
Quiz player

Daphne Fowler (née Bradshaw; born 5 January 1939), also formerly known as Daphne Hudson, is a game show champion who has taken part in many televised game shows. She has won many titles, including winning Fifteen to One (twice), Going for Gold and Brain of Britain. She took part in the gameshow Eggheads, where she was one of the team of seven gameshow champions challenged daily by a new quiz team. Daphne has been described as "Britain's best-known female quiz contestant".[1]

Early life and career[edit]

She was born in Warwick, Warwickshire, but moved to Cheriton, Kent aged 6 where she attended Harcourt County Primary School. She then attended Folkestone Girls Grammar School and the University of Exeter where she took a Degree in Theology. She later worked for the National Westminster Bank as a secretary until she took early retirement, having begun to appear as a contestant on game shows.[2]


Daphne Fowler appeared on the British quiz show Eggheads from 2003, a quiz team described on the show as "arguably the most formidable quiz team in the country", and was the oldest member of the team. As of 27 May 2014, Fowler retired from Eggheads, being replaced by the returning CJ de Mooi.

Quiz game show record[edit]

Show Year(s) Record
Winner Takes All 1979 Appeared in the final but lost.
Bullseye 1982 Appeared with her then husband Bernard: they got to the final round but gambled and lost; losing the star prize
Sale of the Century
(UK version)
1983 Winner
Brain of Britain 1983, 1984
Masterteam 1986 Participated in the team known as the Quidnics.
Sale of the Century
(Australian version)
Sale of the Century
(World Championship)
Going for Gold 1988 Series champion
Sale of the Century
(World Championship II)
Fifteen to One 1989, 2000–2002 Two-time series champion, scored the second highest score of all time (432 out of 433).
Bill McKaig was the only person to achieve the highest possible score.
Jeopardy! 1990 Won £2000
Runway 1990
Brain of Britain 1997 Winner
Masterbrain 1997 Winner
100% Gold 1998
Whitaker's Almanack Champions' Challenge 1998 Winner
Mastermind Radio Edition 1999
One to Win 2000
Eggheads 2003–2014


  1. ^ "Daphne Fowler". ukgameshows.com. Retrieved 2007-09-24.
  2. ^ Daphne Fowler Chronology. Retrieved 2 November 2015

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