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Kate Ritchie

From Countdown

Kate Ritchie was a finalist in Series 43 and a contestant in Series 72.

She had a close game on her debut, beating two time winner Jonathan Storey. She then reeled off five more victories before losing to Daniel Burton. She returned for the quarter-finals, but this time lost a crucial conundrum against Clare Wright.

Beginning a new run in Series 72 fifteen years later, she became the third former series quarter-finalist to be readmitted to the show (following Glen Webb in Series 68 and Elisabeth Jardine in Series 71).

In 2004 she appeared on The Weakest Link, in 2015 she appeared on The Chase, winning both episodes.

In 2017, she appeared on TV once again, as part of the Ulster University team on University Challenge. She then appeared on Mastermind in 2020, reaching the semi-finals. During her Mastermind heat, she was asked "Who replaced Carol Vorderman on Countdown" as part of her general knowledge round.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
2804 7/07/2000 P Jonathan Storey 54 - 63 Kate Ritchie Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Digance Damian Eadie 80
2805 10/07/2000 P Kate Ritchie 66 - 29 John Payne Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Digance Damian Eadie 72
2806 11/07/2000 P Kate Ritchie 54 - 38 Vi Robertson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Digance Damian Eadie 84
2807 12/07/2000 P Kate Ritchie 63 - 21 Roger Dentith Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Digance Damian Eadie 72
2808 13/07/2000 P Kate Ritchie 58 - 21 Martin Bates Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Digance Damian Eadie 84
2809 14/07/2000 P Kate Ritchie 52 - 29 Tony Ridge Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Steel Gillian Evans 71
2810 17/07/2000 P Kate Ritchie 29 - 65 Daniel Burton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Steel Gillian Evans 70
2907 19/12/2000 QF Kate Ritchie 44 - 52 Clare Wright Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Barry Cryer Susie Dent 82
6114 31/03/2015 P Graeme Parker 31 - 99 Kate Ritchie Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Chris Packham Susie Dent 123
6115 1/04/2015 P Kate Ritchie 82 - 77 Gordon Taylor Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Chris Packham Susie Dent 132
6116 2/04/2015 P Kate Ritchie 77 - 99 Gerry Tynan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Chris Packham Susie Dent 126