Due to persistent vandalism, account creation has been suspended. If you would like an account, please contact Charlie Reams on Apterous.

John Hardie

From Countdown
John Hardie
Octochamp Statistics
Final positionQuarter-finalist
Seeding4
Points total845
Conundrums solved6
John Hardie in Series 73.

John Hardie was a contestant in Series 53 and an octochamp in Series 73.

Hardie is the 200th octochamp in the history of Countdown, treating viscounts as honorary octochamps. He started his run against former Premier League footballer Matt Le Tissier, followed by a convincing win against Ben Dempster during which he saw the 9 OUTSPREAD. Two more centuries followed before he faced Apterite James Rowan spotting the crucial conundrum SPAWNPEER in under a second. He won three more centuries, spotting the word APTEROUS in his game against Fiona Currie. He won his final games, scoring a century in all but one of them. In the finals, he lost to Matthew Tassier equalling Tassier in all but two rounds, and solved the conundrum RIPEGREEN in under a second but still lost 107 – 122.

Hardie is also a competitive Scrabble player, and qualified for the National Scrabble Championship Finals in 2017.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
3881 1/03/2005 P John Hardie 65 - 108 Chris Hunt Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Susie Dent 128
6221 5/10/2015 P Matt Le Tissier 51 - 102 John Hardie Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Graeme Le Saux Susie Dent 133
6222 6/10/2015 P John Hardie 109 - 48 Ben Dempster Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Graeme Le Saux Susie Dent 134
6223 7/10/2015 P John Hardie 104 - 32 Kris Jack Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 120
6224 8/10/2015 P John Hardie 104 - 97 James Rowan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 145
6225 12/10/2015 P John Hardie 109 - 51 Fiona Currie Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 122
6226 13/10/2015 P John Hardie 108 - 76 Philip Leonard Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 122
6227 14/10/2015 P John Hardie 99 - 76 Chris Barstow Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 119
6228 15/10/2015 P John Hardie 110 - 24 David Cumming Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Martin Lewis Susie Dent 153
6274 18/12/2015 QF John Hardie 107 - 122 Matthew Tassier Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tim Rice Susie Dent 146