Daniel Peake was a finalist in Series 54.
Peake won 6 games, including a debut score of 103 – the first contestant under Des Lynam to achieve a century – before losing to Ray Oakley by just 8 points. He returned for the series finals as No. 8 seed and faced No. 1 seed Conor Travers, the player that had beaten Oakley. The game went with the seedings as Travers beat Peake by 69 points to end Daniel's Countdown career.
Peake has since appeared on Brainteaser, The Weakest Link, Wogan's Perfect Recall, and Showreel. In 2013, Peake won the top prize of £10,000 on The Common Denominator. He has also served as a question writer for BBC One's Chase the Case.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Presenters||Guest||Lex||Max|
|3969||11/11/2005||P||Stuart Coxshall||60 - 103||Daniel Peake||Des Lynam||Carol Vorderman||Paul Zenon||Susie Dent||122|
|3970||14/11/2005||P||Daniel Peake||62 - 48||Audrey Nicholson||Des Lynam||Carol Vorderman||Paul Zenon||Susie Dent||131|
|3971||15/11/2005||P||Daniel Peake||97 - 70||Paul Raymond||Des Lynam||Carol Vorderman||Paul Zenon||Susie Dent||127|
|3972||16/11/2005||P||Daniel Peake||81 - 77||Eric Hannington||Des Lynam||Carol Vorderman||Paul Zenon||Susie Dent||151|
|3973||17/11/2005||P||Daniel Peake||78 - 38||Matthew Goulding||Des Lynam||Carol Vorderman||Philip Franks||Susie Dent||120|
|3974||18/11/2005||P||Daniel Peake||84 - 68||Cath Cheney||Des Lynam||Carol Vorderman||Philip Franks||Susie Dent||119|
|3975||21/11/2005||P||Daniel Peake||70 - 78||Ray Oakley||Des Lynam||Carol Vorderman||Philip Franks||Susie Dent||123|
|4106||18/05/2006||QF||Daniel Peake||38 - 107||Conor Travers||Des Lynam||Carol Vorderman||Richard Digance||Susie Dent||130|