Martin Hurst

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Martin Hurst in Series 75.

Martin Hurst (no relation to other Hursts who have been on the show to date) was an octochamp in and the champion of Series 75, as well as a contestant in Series 35. He is also an Apterite.

Hurst first appeared in Series 35, losing to quarter-finalist Robert Jones. He returned nearly 20 years later to become an octochamp with 830 points, five centuries and the number 1 seed position for the finals. The third game of his run saw him join the select club of Countdowners to have won a televised game by more than 100 points.

In the finals, Hurst achieved two more centuries to defeat Tom Stephens and Andrew Fenton, before winning a close final against Andrew Macleod to become series champion.

Preceded by
Paul Erdunast
Series winner
Series 75
Followed by
Stephen Read

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
2022 6/06/1997 P Robert Jones 57 – 46 Martin Hurst Tom O'Connor Rob Scriven 83
6419 25/08/2016 P Natalie Matale 54 – 102 Martin Hurst Tanni Grey-Thompson Susie Dent 137
6420 26/08/2016 P Martin Hurst 95 – 80 Alan Gillies Tanni Grey-Thompson Susie Dent 144
6421 29/08/2016 P Martin Hurst 111 – 7 Arnold Solomon Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 127
6422 30/08/2016 P Martin Hurst 130 – 36 Tom Law Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 156
6423 31/08/2016 P Martin Hurst 83 – 73 Simon Cookson Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 110
6424 1/09/2016 P Martin Hurst 107 – 59 Yvonne Endacott Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 125
6425 2/09/2016 P Martin Hurst 98 – 48 Damon Wingfield Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 123
6426 5/09/2016 P Martin Hurst 104 – 48 Owen Polley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 147
6487 15/12/2016 QF Martin Hurst 102 – 52 Tom Stephens Tim Rice Susie Dent 131
6491 21/12/2016 SF Martin Hurst 100 – 64 Andrew Fenton Carol Kirkwood Susie Dent 122
6493 23/12/2016 GF Martin Hurst 96 – 85 Andrew Macleod Carol Kirkwood Susie Dent 134
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