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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||Presenters||Guest||Lex||Max|
|507||18/02/1987||P||Alan Johnson||35 – 50||Ken Heaton||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Cathy Hytner||Bill Tidy||Della Thompson||76|
|508||19/02/1987||P||Roy Commins||34 – 48||Ken Heaton||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Cathy Hytner||Bill Tidy||Della Thompson||70|
|509||20/02/1987||P||Daren Putt||23 – 68||Ken Heaton||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Cathy Hytner||Bill Tidy||Della Thompson||73|
|510||23/02/1987||P||Ken Heaton||45 – 51||Marianne Croll||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Cathy Hytner||Gyles Brandreth||Julia Swannell||83|
|540||6/04/1987||QF||Marianne Croll||32 – 53||Ken Heaton||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Cathy Hytner||Russell Harty||Freda Thornton||70|
|543||9/04/1987||SF||David Reid||53 – 48||Ken Heaton||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Cathy Hytner||Bill Tidy||Catherine Clarke||74|
|M19||7/08/1989-11/08/1989||M||Ken Heaton||81 – 79||Peter Pryer||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||none||Catherine Clarke||147|