Episode 5839

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Episode 5839 was broadcast on 20 December 2013, and was the Series 69 grand final.

Dylan Taylor played Callum Todd, with Callum Todd winning 126 – 116. The Dictionary Corner guest was Richard Madeley, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Todd's score of 126 is the highest in a grand final in Countdown history, and the combined total of 242 points is also a record in a grand final (assuming the 30th Birthday Championship is not regarded as a series).

Rounds

Rnd Selection Dylan Taylor Score Callum Todd Others Max.
1 AJTMORETA TERATOMA 8 – 0 MATTER AMARETTO* 8
2 SWNVIEURO ENVIOUS 8 – 8 SOUVENIR 16
3 2 5 4 7 6 9 → 832 832
(9 × 6 − 2) × (7 + 5 + 4)
18 – 18 832
(6 × 5 × 7 − 2) × 4


26
TTT GOTTHERE The two of them got there at the same time. TOGETHER
4 DGPLEIEFS PLEDGES 25 – 25 PLEDGES DEFILES, FLEDGES*, SPIELED* 33
5 ANLUDITSE INSULATED 43 – 43 INSULATED 51
6 100 8 3 10 3 7 → 314 314
(100 + 7) × 3 − 10 + 3
53 – 53 314
(100 + 8) × 3 − 10


61
7 OAORQPDLE LEOPARD 60 – 60 PAROLED PRELOAD* 68
8 MBTMEIOAL IMMOLATE 68 – 68 IMMOLATE 76
9 2 4 9 6 5 8 → 160 160
8 × 5 × 4
78 – 78 160
8 × 5 × 4


86
TTT MOLLYATE Molly ate a plate of luxurious seafood. TOMALLEY
10 RDSXIEOUT OUTSIDER 86 – 86 OUTSIDER DEXTROUS, OUTRIDES 94
11 HGOAETPFZ POTAGE 92 – 92 POTAGE 100
12 NGNCIOAOB CONING 98 – 98 BOOING BAGNIO*, BONING*, CANING*, COOING, GABION*, GABOON* 106
13 EURNRVIEG REVERING 106 – 106 REVERING 114
14 25 7 3 2 10 8 → 910 910
(8 + 3 + 2) × 7 × 10
116 – 116 910
(25 × 3 + 8 × 2) × 10


124
15 IHURTPALM 116 – 126 TRIUMPHAL
(4.5 seconds)
134
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