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Karyn Cooke

From Countdown
Karyn Cooke in Series 58...
... and again in Series 60...
...and for the third time in Series 87!

Karyn Cooke was a contestant in Series 58, 60 and 87. She was a Maths Graduate.

Excluding players who have been invited back to the show due to administrative errors, Cooke is the returnee who has been invited back after the shortest amount of time, with only one year and two series separating her first and second appearances.

Outside of Countdown, she appeared on Britain's Best Brain on 9 December 2008 (aged 19, winning her heat but failing to enter the leaderboard), on Pointless in 2011 (losing in the final round), on 1000 Heartbeats on 15 January 2016, on Cash Trapped on 8 August 2016, and Only Connect on 29 August 2022 as captain of the "Statisticals" team.


# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
4515 10/01/2008 P Michael Macdonald-Cooper 84 – 73 Karyn Cooke Des O'Connor Carol Vorderman Dr Phil Hammond Alison Heard 116
4800 21/04/2009 P Karyn Cooke 71 – 105 James Robinson Jeff Stelling Rachel Riley Tim Vine Susie Dent 129
7974 15/03/2023 P Rita Meston 98 – 72 Karyn Cooke Colin Murray Rachel Riley Pat Nevin Susie Dent 122