David Stanford was a finalist in Series 71.
Stanford's run on the show was noticeable for him often coming from behind to win close matches, including clawing back a 22 point deficit in his debut appearance against Russ Thornton, and his narrow win over Callum Pickering where he would have lost if Pickering hadn't forgotten to declare not written down in a numbers game. Stanford's luck ran out in his eighth heat game but he returned as number 7 seed for the finals. In his quarter-final against Antoinette Ryan, he kept the game close but ultimately lost on the final numbers game.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Presenters||Guest||Lex||Max|
|5979||26/08/2014||P||Russ Thornton||80 - 86||David Stanford||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Angellica Bell||Susie Dent||133|
|5980||27/08/2014||P||David Stanford||75 - 63||Lynne Campbell||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Martin Lewis||Susie Dent||135|
|5981||28/08/2014||P||David Stanford||80 - 74||Callum Pickering||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Martin Lewis||Susie Dent||131|
|5982||29/08/2014||P||David Stanford||89 - 52||Joe Clarke||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Martin Lewis||Susie Dent||132|
|5983||1/09/2014||P||David Stanford||85 - 83||Steve Hagger||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Martin Lewis||Susie Dent||124|
|5984||2/09/2014||P||David Stanford||81 - 28||Sara Thompson||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Martin Lewis||Susie Dent||122|
|5985||3/09/2014||P||David Stanford||81 - 33||Natassja Stiles||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Janet Street-Porter||Susie Dent||129|
|5986||4/09/2014||P||David Stanford||47 - 75||Szelong Ng||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Janet Street-Porter||Susie Dent||129|
|6051||11/12/2014||QF||Antoinette Ryan||82 - 65||David Stanford||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Arlene Phillips||Susie Dent||121|