Thorne lost his original game in Series 62 against Jay Lopian, but there was controversy as Lopian seemed to declare the illegal OUTSTEER, whereas everyone thought else thought he declared the legal OUTSTARE. He lost by just 2 points, so was invited back to the next series, where he lost on a crucial conundrum to Michael Chadwick.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|4973||5/02/2010||P||Jay Lopian||81 – 79||Phill Thorne||Kaye Adams||Susie Dent||130|
|5124||4/10/2010||P||Michael Chadwick||93 – 74||Phill Thorne||Matt Le Tissier||Susie Dent||129|