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Mike Jones

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Mike Jones was a contestant in Series 39. He was a 46-year-old factory worker from Margam, Port Talbot.

Prior to appearing on Countdown, he had previously been a contestant on the BBC game show Going For Gold in 1991.

He is notable for being only one of two contestants to play against a contestant who failed to score in a game, the other being Series 13 champion Mark Preston. In addition, Jones also beat future Series 59 champion Junaid Mubeen.


# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
2340 2/09/1998 P Alan Bailey 38 – 48 Mike Jones Nigel Rees Hannah Robertson 74
2341 3/09/1998 P Mike Jones 54 – 43 Alex Davis Barry Cryer Anna Hall 74
2342 4/09/1998 P Mike Jones 51 – 40 Junaid Mubeen Barry Cryer Anna Hall 70
2343 7/09/1998 P Mike Jones 51 – 0 Sylvia Pitman Barry Cryer Anna Hall 74
2344 8/09/1998 P Mike Jones 32 – 50 Neil Doherty Barry Cryer Anna Hall 71
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