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Episode C9

From Countdown

Episode C9 was broadcast on 12 November 2019, as part of Series 2 of Celebrity Countdown. It was the first episode of the modern More4 Celebrity Countdown series.

Jay Rayner played Jo Brand, with Jay Rayner winning 58 – 50, in a 13-rounder. The Dictionary Corner guest was Chris Packham, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

The selection for the numbers game in Round 2 was made by Rachel Riley, who had earlier provided the contestants with tips on working with difficult four-large selections, including providing a walkthrough of Jon O'Neill's memorable solve in Round 5 of Episode 3901. Round 12's selection was agreed upon by Riley and both players.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Jay Rayner Score Jo Brand Others Max.
1 ACLBIOESR LIES 4 – 7 BAILERS CABRIOLES*, CARBOLISE* 18
2 75 100 25 50 5 3 → 930 932
(25 × 75 − 5) ÷ (100 ÷ 50) − 3
11 – 7

RR: 930 = (75 × 25 − 5 × 3) ÷ (100 ÷ 50)

28
3 ALEYBELCH BELLYACHE
(4.75 seconds)
21 – 7 38
TTT DRABDEAN This dish wasn't named after Jo, though she and Jay may have eaten it. BRANDADE
4 NLYUEODSD DUNES 26 – 12 SOUND SODDENLY, SUDDENLY* 46
5 AMESTANBI TEAMS 31 – 19 STAMINA ANIMATES, BASANITE* 54
6 100 6 9 1 4 5 → 220 214
(6 − 4) × 100 + 9 + 5
36 – 29 220
(100 + 9 + 1) × (6 − 4)


64
TTT JOINPAPY "Do call round to see my parrot, Mr. Rayner", said Chris. POPINJAY
7 UGINRCOEV GROIN 41 – 35 CURING COVERING 72
8 DACRIENTO radient ☓ 41 – 35 cannier ☓ CITRONADE*, REDACTION 90
9 100 75 5 8 2 9 → 840 843
8 × 100 + 5 × 9 − 2
48 – 45 840
(75 + 9) × (8 + 2)


100
TTT TOTHEFOOD They couldn't wait to get to the food, so they got a shift on. HOTFOOTED
10 SRXUIANSI RUNS 52 – 50 RAINS RAISINS, SIXAINS* 107
11 FTEUROLIR TOILER 58 – 50 flirter ☓ FLOURIER*, FLUORITE*, ULTERIOR* 115
12 50 25 9 2 2 10 → 695 691 ☓ 58 – 50 698 ☓

RR: 695 = (50 − 10) × 2 × 9 − 25

125
13 MEATMENUS 58 – 50 AMUSEMENT 135