Andrew Perry first appeared on Countdown at the age of 11, in Series 26, where he became the eventual runner-up of that series.
He won his first seven league games in impressive fashion before losing his eighth to Gary Thomson. Perry's father, Steve, appeared later in the same series. Perry was #1 seed for the final rounds, where he beat Peggy Mills in the quarter-finals and Alan Harwood in the semis, but in the final against Andy Bodle, he came unstuck, losing 73 – 45.
Perry returned for the Supreme Championship and was on impressive form, eliminating David Elias, Chris Waddington and Clive Freedman before being knocked out in the quarter-finals of the series by eventual winner Harvey Freeman. However he did solve the first conundrum in the final, ADOBESTEP --> SPEEDBOAT.
Perry is a well known Scrabble player, and holds the record for the second highest finish in the World Scrabble Championship by a British player when he finished 3rd in 2003. Mark Nyman is the only player to finish higher, as he was World Champion in 1993.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|1433||30/08/1993||P||Andrew Perry||50 – 42||Joan McLean||Jan Harvey||Ruth Killick||73|
|1434||31/08/1993||P||Andrew Perry||59 – 22||John Sefton||Jan Harvey||Ruth Killick||71|
|1435||1/09/1993||P||Andrew Perry||57 – 53||Lynne Blackburn||Jan Harvey||Ruth Killick||72|
|1436||2/09/1993||P||Andrew Perry||50 – 45||Martin Howell||Jan Harvey||Ruth Killick||74|
|1437||3/09/1993||P||Andrew Perry||65 – 28||Richard Hamer||Jan Harvey||Ruth Killick||73|
|1438||6/09/1993||P||Andrew Perry||40 – 28||Marty Davis||Philip Franks||Ruth Killick||72|
|1439||7/09/1993||P||Andrew Perry||56 – 26||John Hunt||Philip Franks||Ruth Killick||71|
|1440||8/09/1993||P||Andrew Perry||35 – 41||Gary Thomson||Philip Franks||Ruth Killick||85|
|1451||23/09/1993||QF||Andrew Perry||45 – 21||Peggy Mills||Martin Jarvis||Susie Dent||84|
|1455||29/09/1993||SF||Andrew Perry||59 – 53||Alan Harwood||Martin Jarvis||Susie Dent||73|
|1457||1/10/1993||GF||Andy Bodle||73 – 45||Andrew Perry||Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres||Susie Dent||117|
|1589||3/01/1995||CQF||Don Reid||63 – 46||Andrew Perry||Denis Norden||Richard Samson||72|
|1865||23/10/1996||bQF||David Elias||43 – 60||Andrew Perry||Philip Franks||Susie Dent||83|
|1867||25/10/1996||bSF||Chris Waddington||37 – 43||Andrew Perry||June Whitfield||Susie Dent||71|
|1868||28/10/1996||bF||Clive Freedman||43 – 71||Andrew Perry||June Whitfield||Susie Dent||74|
|1902||13/12/1996||SQF||Andrew Perry||44 – 54||Harvey Freeman||Jenny Hanley||Susie Dent||72|