Rita Willmott was a finalist in Series 52.
After a low-scoring debut, she went on to rack up five wins before the narrowest of losses to eventual octochamp Steven Moir. Despite a high score of 109, she returned only as the eighth seed, and was defeated comfortably in the quarter-final by future Champion of Champions Paul Gallen.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|3803||27/10/2004||P||Paul Soutar||72 – 79||Rita Willmott||Tim Rice||Susie Dent||119|
|3804||28/10/2004||P||Rita Willmott||85 – 79||Irene Dunn||Tim Rice||Susie Dent||129|
|3805||29/10/2004||P||Rita Willmott||90 – 47||Andrew Edgington||Tim Rice||Susie Dent||129|
|3806||1/11/2004||P||Rita Willmott||88 – 63||Brian Ardron||Nicholas Owen||Susie Dent||134|
|3807||2/11/2004||P||Rita Willmott||109 – 83||Janet Carpenter||Nicholas Owen||Susie Dent||123|
|3808||3/11/2004||P||Rita Willmott||78 – 79||Steven Moir||Nicholas Owen||Susie Dent||142|
|3834||9/12/2004||QF||Rita Willmott||61 – 92||Paul Gallen||Rick Wakeman||Susie Dent||125|