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Joe McGonigle

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Joe McGonigle
Octochamp Statistics
Final positionSemi-finalist
Seeding4
Points total716
Conundrums solved6
Joe McGonigle

Joe McGonigle was an octochamp in Series 68.

Despite never scoring a century during his run, McGonigle returned for the finals as number 4 seed and achieved his maiden 100+ score in the quarter-final when he defeated Sam McElhinney in a game best remembered for a special guest surprising Rachel Riley on her 1,000th show. McGonigle's run ended when he was defeated by Giles Hutchings in the semi-final.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
5695 13/05/2013 P Ian Burn 57 - 83 Joe McGonigle Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 125
5696 14/05/2013 P Joe McGonigle 91 - 40 Lynne Banks Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 124
5697 20/05/2013 P Joe McGonigle 93 - 67 Mark Goldsmith Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 145
5698 21/05/2013 P Joe McGonigle 95 - 56 Jonny Walker Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 125
5699 22/05/2013 P Joe McGonigle 78 - 49 Mark Ivey Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 134
5700 23/05/2013 P Joe McGonigle 88 - 65 Adam Beardwell Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 134
5701 24/05/2013 P Joe McGonigle 94 - 76 Greg Pearce Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jo Brand Susie Dent 123
5702 27/05/2013 P Joe McGonigle 94 - 40 Rachael Bagot Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jo Brand Susie Dent 123
5718 25/06/2013 QF Joe McGonigle 108 - 83 Sam McElhinney Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Myleene Klass Susie Dent 124
5719 26/06/2013 SF Giles Hutchings 106 - 38 Joe McGonigle Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Myleene Klass Susie Dent 124