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Annie Humphries

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Annie Humphries
Octochamp Statistics
Final positionSemi-finalist
Points total775
Conundrums solved3
Annie Humphries in Series 75...
and again in Series 76.

Annie Humphries was a finalist Series 76 who became an octochamp in Series 75. She is probably the first laryngectomee to appear on the programme, and speaks through a voice prosthesis.

She debuted on 5th August 2016 and achieved three centuries during her octochamp run to qualify for the Series 75 finals, averaging 97 per game. However, she was unable to attend the finals' recording dates. In a December 2016 tweet, the show's producers confirmed that Humphries would instead be added to the list of people eligible for the Series 76 finals in June 2017.[1]

Humphries ultimately qualified for these finals as #5 seed. In her quarter-final appearance, she prevailed over #4-ranked Elliott Mack, beating him in three letters rounds with findings of PRIMULA, CLASSIER and ROMANIZE to seal victory prior to the conundrum. She thus advanced to the semi-finals against #1 prospect Stephen Read. Here, she suffered her only ever defeat as Read amassed 115 points and maxed all but two rounds, though she did beat him and go into the lead briefly in one of them. When filming her finals episodes, Humphries invited Cammy Lovatt, whom she defeated in order to start her octochamp run, back to the studio.

Humphries was invited to partake in Championship of Champions XV, but was unable to attend due to her holiday to Turkey.


# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
6408 5/08/2016 P Cammy Lovatt 73 – 97 Annie Humphries Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 135
6409 8/08/2016 P Annie Humphries 100 – 70 Zak Brown Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 125
6410 9/08/2016 P Annie Humphries 94 – 61 Malcolm Potter Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 135
6411 10/08/2016 P Annie Humphries 108 – 16 Paul Emmett Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 126
6412 11/08/2016 P Annie Humphries 87 – 52 Roy Davies Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 121
6413 12/08/2016 P Annie Humphries 93 – 82 Jane Ashton Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 155
6414 15/08/2016 P Annie Humphries 103 – 32 Danny Cariello Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 135
6415 16/08/2016 P Annie Humphries 93 – 45 Ben Gallivan Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 126
6611 27/06/2017 QF Elliott Mack 88 – 94 Annie Humphries Colin Murray Susie Dent 145
6612 28/06/2017 SF Stephen Read 115 – 67 Annie Humphries Colin Murray Susie Dent 124
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