Ahmed Mohamed was an octochamp in and the champion of Series 84. He was a Sports Steward (in between jobs) from North London. He is also a long-time Apterite, who was previously on Apterous under the pseudonym James Nguyen.
Mohamed made his debut on 29 September 2021, winning a score of 111 against 4-time winner Daaniyal Ali. Mohamed went on to run off with 7 more wins, all with scores above 100 including a top score of 138, although he survived a crucial conundrum against Co:Man2020 attendee Richard Williams in his 6th match. In three of his matches, he solved the conundrum in under a second. Along the way, he attained 927 points to place 1st in the seed table.
Clips of his eighth game featured on Celebrity Gogglebox on 15 October 2021.
Mohamed returned for the first quarter-final on 15 December against 5-game winner Janet Noe, where 3 nines helped him finish with a personal best of 143 points, although an unsolved and difficult conundrum denied him the chance to break Elliott Mellor's record of 152 points by just one point. Mohamed then played against Jeremy Slaney in the semi-final, picking out both available nine-letter words to eke out a commanding lead early on; although Slaney went on to beat him in two games during the third "half", Mohamed maintained his lead and finished by unravelling the conundrum COLICPITA to OCCIPITAL with half a second to spare, scoring 118 points and booking a grand final berth, where he faced Florence Cappleman-Lynes.
In the final, he took an early lead, but Florence made a comeback by beating him in the third numbers round. Mohamed though confirmed his win in the last letters round with PAGUROID and solved the conundrum by unscrambling IPAARTIED to TEPIDARIA in under 2 seconds to deny Florence a 100% record on them. He thus won the Grand Final with 114 points out of 125 and amassed an overall total across his 11 games of 1,302 points. He was not filmed lifting the Richard Whiteley Memorial Trophy.
Mohamed has since appeared on ZoomDown Series 4 after his heats were broadcast, but withdrew for personal reasons after winning one game with 117 points.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|7605||29/09/2021||P||Daaniyal Ali||51 - 111||Ahmed Mohamed||Stanley Johnson||Susie Dent||126|
|7606||30/09/2021||P||Ahmed Mohamed||121 - 27||Tom Lennon||Stanley Johnson||Susie Dent||123|
|7607||1/10/2021||P||Ahmed Mohamed||107 - 27||Mags Kelly||Stanley Johnson||Susie Dent||123|
|7608||4/10/2021||P||Ahmed Mohamed||138 - 52||Colin Wright||Dr Phil Hammond||Susie Dent||144|
|7609||5/10/2021||P||Ahmed Mohamed||116 - 33||Francis Maher||Dr Phil Hammond||Susie Dent||125|
|7610||6/10/2021||P||Ahmed Mohamed||106 - 87||Richard Williams||Dr Phil Hammond||Susie Dent||121|
|7611||7/10/2021||P||Ahmed Mohamed||116 - 47||Hugh Smithson-Wright||Dr Phil Hammond||Susie Dent||132|
|7612||8/10/2021||P||Ahmed Mohamed||112 - 66||Kerry Holden||Dr Phil Hammond||Susie Dent||123|
|7660||15/12/2021||QF||Ahmed Mohamed||143 - 59||Janet Noe||Adrian Chiles||none||154|
|7664||21/12/2021||SF||Ahmed Mohamed||118 - 65||Jeremy Slaney||Richard Coles||Susie Dent||145|
|7666||23/12/2021||GF||Ahmed Mohamed||114 - 77||Florence Cappleman-Lynes||Richard Coles||Susie Dent||125|