Andrew Jackson (Series 79)
- For other people called Andrew Jackson, see Andrew Jackson.
Jackson made his debut on November 20 2018 against Paul Copeland and won with 80 points ahead of Copeland on 64. He then played a further 7 games with decent wins and showing adequate skills in the numbers round. Jackson rounded off his Series 79 run with 764 points to become the 8th octochamp of the series and will return to Countdown in December 2018 for the finals as number 3 seed.
He returned as number 3 seed in December 2018. He played against fellow unbeaten player and Apterite Alan Duval, who was number 6 seed. Duval took the lead in the first half before Jackson eventually picked up speed during the second half. However, the game went to a crucial conundrum which was solved by Duval who took the win by 2 points and Jackson bowed out in his first defeat.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|6956||20/11/2018||P||Paul Copeland||64 – 80||Andrew Jackson||Dr Phil Hammond||Susie Dent||135|
|6957||21/11/2018||P||Andrew Jackson||98 – 50||Chris Harlow||Dr Phil Hammond||Susie Dent||124|
|6958||22/11/2018||P||Andrew Jackson||82 – 49||Sam Warren||Dr Phil Hammond||Susie Dent||131|
|6959||24/11/2018||P||Andrew Jackson||103 – 42||Sue Booton||Dr Phil Hammond||Susie Dent||124|
|6960||26/11/2018||P||Andrew Jackson||116 – 10||Lewis Edgeley||Jenny Eclair||Susie Dent||123|
|6961||27/11/2018||P||Andrew Jackson||97 – 33||Abby Whatley||Jenny Eclair||Susie Dent||125|
|6962||28/11/2018||P||Andrew Jackson||78 – 65||Steve Rose||Jenny Eclair||Susie Dent||119|
|6963||29/11/2018||P||Andrew Jackson||110 – 82||Archie Crane||Jenny Eclair||Susie Dent||141|
|6975||17/12/2018||QF||Andrew Jackson||60 – 62||Alan Duval||Phill Jupitus||Susie Dent||131|