Terence English

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Terence English
English during his quarter final.

Terence English was the Series 40 champion.

He first appeared on Countdown on 21 January 1999, beating John Holton 70 – 34 in the 19th heat of Series 40. Terence went on to win a further 5 games before losing at the hands of Barry Lyons. His 6 wins, though, were enough to earn him a spot in the finals as #5 seed. In the quarter-finals, he beat Ricky Cohen 75 – 65 in a tense game, and in the semi-finals, Terence overturned #1 seed Peter Hutchings 67 – 30. The final against Glynn Leaney was a closely-contested match, with Terence leading by just four points going into the crucial conundrum. However, neither contestant was able to unscramble GOPHERITT in the time, meaning Terence won the game 81 – 77 and became the fortieth champion of Countdown.

A few months later, Terence was invited back for Championship of Champions X, where he beat Simon Cooper in the first round before losing to Kate Ogilvie in the semi-final. Despite this loss, Terence's Countdown career was not over, as he was invited back a few years later to film a special episode pitting him against Glynn Leaney in a rematch of their grand final. Once again, Terence would run out the victor, though this time more comfortably, winning 92 – 57.

Preceded by
Kate Ogilvie
Series winner
Series 40
Followed by
Scott Mearns


Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
2441 21/01/1999 P John Holton 34 – 70 Terence English Denis Norden Susie Dent 85
2442 22/01/1999 P Terence English 54 – 19 Charles Downs Denis Norden Susie Dent 80
2443 25/01/1999 P Terence English 45 – 33 Tess Jones Denis Norden Susie Dent 74
2444 26/01/1999 P Terence English 52 – 51 Nigel Fox Denis Norden Susie Dent 84
2445 27/01/1999 P Terence English 51 – 13 David De Saxe Denis Norden Susie Dent 73
2446 28/01/1999 P Terence English 53 – 27 Jean Lunn Denis Norden Susie Dent 73
2447 29/01/1999 P Terence English 46 – 73 Barry Lyons John Dunn Damian Eadie 85
2548 21/06/1999 QF Ricky Cohen 65 – 75 Terence English Richard Digance Susie Dent 82
2550 23/06/1999 SF Peter Hutchings 30 – 67 Terence English Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 73
2552 25/06/1999 GF Glynn Leaney 77 – 81 Terence English Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 118
2674 27/12/1999 CQF Simon Cooper 39 – 58 Terence English Nigel Rees Mark Nyman 83
2676 29/12/1999 CSF Kate Ogilvie 57 – 30 Terence English Nigel Rees Mark Nyman 85
S2 25/07/2003 S Terence English 92 – 57 Glynn Leaney Ann Widdecombe Susie Dent 118
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