At 74 years old, Taylor is the oldest octochamp in the show's history. She began her run with an unsolved crucial conundrum seeing her defeat Jill Hayward and continued on to become number 3 seed for the finals. As fate would have it, her quarter-final was a rematch of her first appearance. This time Taylor sealed victory before the conundrum (which Hayward solved) to set up a semi-final against Andy Platt. Taylor was unable to keep up against the number 2 seed as Platt achieved victory with a score of 120 – 65.
In 2002, she appeared as a contestant on Fifteen to One. She also appeared on The Chase in 2011, and Tipping Point. In 2016, at the age of 77, she again appeared on Fifteen to One, hosted by Sandi Toksvig, winning the final in her third game and becoming only the third person after David Stainer and Jon Stitcher to own both a Countdown teapot and a Fifteen to One winner's trophy.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|1145||17/07/1991||P||Eileen Taylor||46 – 47||Anne Lyng||Sylvia Syms||Richard Samson||83|
|5686||24/04/2013||P||Jill Hayward||98 – 102||Eileen Taylor||Bill Turnbull||Susie Dent||121|
|5687||25/04/2013||P||Eileen Taylor||88 – 75||Paul Johnson||Bill Turnbull||Susie Dent||133|
|5688||29/04/2013||P||Eileen Taylor||85 – 46||Ron Boyman||Bill Turnbull||Susie Dent||134|
|5689||30/04/2013||P||Eileen Taylor||99 – 67||Morgan Nock||Bill Turnbull||Susie Dent||124|
|5690||1/05/2013||P||Eileen Taylor||111 – 31||Katie Burge||Bill Turnbull||Susie Dent||123|
|5691||2/05/2013||P||Eileen Taylor||99 – 72||Neil Budge||Gyles Brandreth||Susie Dent||132|
|5692||3/05/2013||P||Eileen Taylor||67 – 64||Sam Lake||Gyles Brandreth||Susie Dent||133|
|5693||6/05/2013||P||Eileen Taylor||103 – 45||Jake Elliott||Gyles Brandreth||Susie Dent||124|
|5717||24/06/2013||QF||Eileen Taylor||86 – 81||Jill Hayward||Myleene Klass||Susie Dent||134|
|5720||27/06/2013||SF||Andy Platt||120 – 65||Eileen Taylor||Myleene Klass||Susie Dent||126|
|S42||22/12/2014||S||Eileen Taylor||91 – 86||Priscilla Munday||Arlene Phillips||Susie Dent||141|