Eileen Taylor

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Eileen Taylor in Series 68.

Eileen Taylor was a contestant in Series 22 and an octochamp in Series 68.

At 74 years old, Taylor is the oldest octochamp in the show's history. She began her run with an unsolved crucial conundrum seeing her defeat Jill Hayward and continued on to become number 3 seed for the finals. As fate would have it, her quarter final was a rematch of her first appearance. This time Taylor sealed victory before the conundrum (which Hayward solved) to set up a semi-final against Andy Platt. Taylor was unable to keep up against the number 2 seed as Platt achieved victory with a score of 120-65.

In 2014, she returned to the show for a special episode against Priscilla Munday, which she won by 5 points.

In 2002, she appeared as a contestant on Fifteen to One. She also appeared on The Chase in 2011, and Tipping Point. In 2016, at the age of 77, she again appeared on Fifteen to One, now hosted by Sandi Toksvig, winning the final in her third game and becoming only the third person after David Stainer and Jon Stitcher to own both a Countdown teapot and a Fifteen to One winner's trophy.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
1145 17/07/1991 P Eileen Taylor 46 – 47 Anne Lyng Sylvia Syms Richard Samson 83
5686 24/04/2013 P Jill Hayward 98 – 102 Eileen Taylor Bill Turnbull Susie Dent 121
5687 25/04/2013 P Eileen Taylor 88 – 75 Paul Johnson Bill Turnbull Susie Dent 133
5688 29/04/2013 P Eileen Taylor 85 – 46 Ron Boyman Bill Turnbull Susie Dent 134
5689 30/04/2013 P Eileen Taylor 99 – 67 Morgan Nock Bill Turnbull Susie Dent 124
5690 1/05/2013 P Eileen Taylor 111 – 31 Katie Burge Bill Turnbull Susie Dent 123
5691 2/05/2013 P Eileen Taylor 99 – 72 Neil Budge Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 132
5692 3/05/2013 P Eileen Taylor 67 – 64 Sam Lake Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 133
5693 6/05/2013 P Eileen Taylor 103 – 45 Jake Elliott Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 124
5717 24/06/2013 QF Eileen Taylor 86 – 81 Jill Hayward Myleene Klass Susie Dent 134
5720 27/06/2013 SF Andy Platt 120 – 65 Eileen Taylor Myleene Klass Susie Dent 126
S41 22/12/2014 S Eileen Taylor 91 – 86 Priscilla Munday Arlene Phillips Susie Dent 141
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