Episode C3

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The third episode of Celebrity Countdown was broadcast on 7 May 1998, with Charles Kennedy beating Edwina Currie 20 – 18. The lexicographer was Susie Dent and the Dictionary Corner guest was Roy Hattersley.

Kennedy's winning score of 20 was the lowest on any incarnation of the show.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Edwina Currie Score Charles Kennedy Others Max.
1 OATLSETMI tootles ☓ 0 – 5 TALES/TOAST MALTIEST*, MATELOTS*, MOTLIEST*, SMALTITE*, TOTALISE* 8
2 RPUAREDLH PARED 5 – 5 leader ☓ LARRUPED 16
3 100 75 5 4 3 9 → 552 551 ☓ 5 – 5

CV: 552 = 5 × 100 + 75 − 9 × 3 + 4

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4 ASORMENGI SMEARING 13 – 5 AMEN MEGARONS*, MORAINES*, ORGANISE*, ORGANISM*, ROMAINES*, ROMANISE* 34
5 RLAUDSEFI LAUDS 18 – 10 DIALS FAILURES, RESIDUAL* 42
6 100 5 4 8 2 6 → 851 858 ☓ 18 – 10 844 ☓

CV: 851 = (100 + 6) × 8 + 5 − 2

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7 TOPICALLI 18 – 20 POLITICAL
(18.25 seconds)
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