She was beaten by Graham Nash, who went on to win 15 games unbeaten in winning Series 43 and the Championship of Champions XI. In 2003, she was invited back for a special episode against fellow high-scoring loser from the 9-round era, Linda Dawe where she lost 83 – 126.
Melanie is from Scotland and has been to the Edinburgh Countdown Club, as well as coming 5th in the COLIN 2005, 6th in the CoBris 2006, and 12th in COLIN 2006. She is also a competitive Scrabble player.
She appeared on Fifteen-to-One twice in May 2000 and September 2002, was a runner-up on an episode of The Weakest Link in November 2000, and was on Grand Slam in 2003. Melanie also appeared on 'Only Connect in 2008 with fellow Scrabblers Alan Sinclair and Simon Gillam, and on A Question of Genius on 10 and 11 May 2010, winning her first show and coming second in her second.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|2811||18/07/2000||P||Daniel Burton||38 – 43||Melanie Beaumont||David Steel||Gillian Evans||68|
|2812||19/07/2000||P||Melanie Beaumont||42 – 37||Lynette Grzonka||David Steel||Gillian Evans||72|
|2813||20/07/2000||P||Melanie Beaumont||49 – 60||Graham Nash||David Steel||Gillian Evans||73|
|S11||11/09/2003||S||Melanie Beaumont||83 – 126||Linda Dawe||Bernard Ingham||Alison Heard||140|