He first appeared on television in the second quarter-final of Series 80 as the audience member who solved the conundrum LOVECRISP with the answer COVERSLIP, which also had SLIPCOVER as a valid solution.
Nearly 6 months later, Johnson-Davies made his debut as a player on 5 December 2019. Two nine-letter spots and scoring points in every round helped him catapult to 139 points, breaking Hamish Williamson’s 10-year-old record for the highest-ever debut score set by a challenger against a champion, while Hart scored in one letters round and two numbers rounds. The following day, two more nine- letter spots helped Johnson-Davies to 122 points.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|7220||5/12/2019||P||Zach Hart||26 – 139||Luke Johnson-Davies||Suzannah Lipscomb||Susie Dent||146|
|7221||6/12/2019||P||Luke Johnson-Davies||122 – 60||Janice Collins||Suzannah Lipscomb||Susie Dent||144|