After TOUGHED was disallowed in his game against Andy McGurn, the OUP told the Countdown production team afterwards that TOUGHED should have been allowed. As Hall would have had a tie-break conundrum and could have won the game, the Countdown production team invited him back for the following series. However, he would lose on his second debut.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|5224||21/03/2011||P||Andy McGurn||94 – 87||James Hall||Donal MacIntyre||Susie Dent||119|
|5283||10/06/2011||P||Graeme Cole||92 – 57||James Hall||Shobna Gulati||Susie Dent||116|