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David Wilson

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David Wilson

David Wilson was the runner-up of Series 49 in 2003.

He first appeared on 9 April of that year, beating Andrea Maycock 84 – 65, and won a further four games before losing to Ric Morgan. However, his five wins were good enough for a place in the finals as #3 seed, and he impressively beat Patrick Vowles in the quarter-final and saw off the challenge of Martin Gardner in the semi-final.

The final against John Davies turned out not to be a classic, as Davies ran away with it despite offering a five in the first round. Wilson later missed FURRIEST and offered diazole ☓ which is not in the dictionary. After Davies took the points on the first numbers game, he took a commanding lead. After Wilson missed TOILET and another numbers game, the game was over unless Wilson could get a nine. He didn't and offered a second invalid word meaning that the scores were 92 – 58 in Davies favour going into the conundrum TINEYMIND which Davies solved in 13 seconds to win the final with a century.

Wilson returned for Championship of Champions XII, but was beaten in the first round by fellow runner-up John Brackstone.

Preceded by
Grace Page
Series runner-up
Series 49
Followed by
Eamonn Timmins

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
3457 9/04/2003 P Andrea Maycock 65 - 84 David Wilson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Joan Bakewell Susie Dent 149
3458 10/04/2003 P David Wilson 82 - 68 Richard Sked Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Joan Bakewell Susie Dent 120
3459 11/04/2003 P David Wilson 104 - 32 Mary Frankel Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Joan Bakewell Susie Dent 133
3460 14/04/2003 P David Wilson 113 - 40 Peter Wreghitt Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Charles Collingwood Susie Dent 144
3461 15/04/2003 P David Wilson 97 - 73 Marion Martin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Charles Collingwood Susie Dent 131
3462 16/04/2003 P David Wilson 80 - 83 Ric Morgan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Charles Collingwood Susie Dent 131
3507 23/06/2003 QF Patrick Vowles 55 - 115 David Wilson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Clare Balding Alison Heard 120
3510 26/06/2003 SF David Wilson 98 - 86 Martin Gardner Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Susie Dent 123
3511 27/06/2003 GF John Davies 102 - 58 David Wilson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Susie Dent 118
4118 5/06/2006 CP John Brackstone 86 - 48 David Wilson Des Lynam Carol Vorderman Ann Widdecombe Susie Dent 120