Ken Heaton was a finalist in Series 11. He was a Jelly Baby maker from Lancashire, and ate the black ones. He is married to Debbie Williams, who was also on Countdown. They first met in the Countdown studios. They now have a son, Ben Heaton, who also loves Jelly Babies, but has not yet put in his application for Countdown.
He is also a competitive Scrabble player.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|507||18/02/1987||P||Alan Johnson||35 – 50||Ken Heaton||Bill Tidy||Della Thompson||76|
|508||19/02/1987||P||Roy Commins||34 – 48||Ken Heaton||Bill Tidy||Della Thompson||70|
|509||20/02/1987||P||Daren Putt||23 – 68||Ken Heaton||Bill Tidy||Della Thompson||73|
|510||23/02/1987||P||Ken Heaton||45 – 51||Marianne Croll||Gyles Brandreth||Julia Swannell||83|
|540||6/04/1987||QF||Marianne Croll||32 – 53||Ken Heaton||Russell Harty||Freda Thornton||70|
|543||9/04/1987||SF||David Reid||53 – 48||Ken Heaton||Bill Tidy||Catherine Clarke||74|
|M19||7/08/1989-11/08/1989||M||Ken Heaton||81 – 79||Peter Pryer||none||Catherine Clarke||147|