Dennis Fearon was the runner-up of Series 32. He was a 19-year-old student from Nottingham.
He won the final four heats of the series to return for the final rounds as #5 seed, and beat Graeme Sugarman and Satbir Gupta in the quarter- and semi-finals respectively, both by way of a sudden-death conundrum and both with a 63 – 53 scoreline. In the final against Alan Sinclair, it went down to a crucial conundrum with Fearon leading by 5 points. LOSTAGAIN was revealed on the conundrum board, and Fearon buzzed on 3 seconds to say NOSTALGIC. However, this was incorrect, and as soon as the clock was restarted Sinclair buzzed with the correct answer, NOSTALGIA, meaning Fearon suffered his first-ever defeat on the show.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|1837||13/09/1996||P||Mark Tripp||32 – 56||Dennis Fearon||David Jacobs||Catherine Stokes||71|
|1838||16/09/1996||P||Joan Boardman||30 – 58||Dennis Fearon||Philip Franks||Susie Dent||75|
|1839||17/09/1996||P||Les Rendell||35 – 52||Dennis Fearon||Philip Franks||Susie Dent||79|
|1840||18/09/1996||P||Lou Brundell||46 – 59||Dennis Fearon||Philip Franks||Susie Dent||76|
|1844||24/09/1996||QF||Graeme Sugarman||53 – 63*||Dennis Fearon||Philip Franks||Susie Dent||70|
|1845||25/09/1996||SF||Satbir Gupta||53 – 63*||Dennis Fearon||Philip Franks||Susie Dent||73|
|1847||27/09/1996||GF||Alan Sinclair||78 – 73||Dennis Fearon||Philip Franks||Susie Dent||117|
|1849||1/10/1996||CQF||David Acton||61 – 13||Dennis Fearon||Jan Harvey||Susie Dent||81|