Olivia Lloyd-Potts, nee Olivia Lloyd was the runner-up of Series 6.
She first appeared on Countdown on 13 February 1985, beating Sheila Alder 52 – 35 in the 28th heat of Series 6. She went on to win four more games before being stopped by Helen Grayson. Lloyd-Potts' five wins were enough to see her return for the finals as #4 seed, where she beat Robert Healan narrowly in the quarter-finals on a crucial conundrum. Here, Healan buzzed in with the incorrect solution of SCHEDULES, leaving Lloyd-Potts to correctly offer SCHEDULED shortly after. She next beat Helen Grayson in the semi-finals, 'avenging' her earlier defeat in the heats. In the final against Darryl Francis, Lloyd-Potts put in a spirited display, but was overwhelmed by Francis' expert word knowledge, losing 37 – 69.
Lloyd-Potts returned to Countdown one last time in 1996 for the Supreme Championship, but was beaten in the first round by the then-unbeaten Don Reid. In this game, she played reasonably well, but Reid offered several obscure words that beat hers, and she made a mistake in a numbers game. However, at the end she unravelled PROFAINOR to lose just 57 – 40.
Her sister, Pauline Latham, won 2 shows in Series 40, 14 years later. In 2015, a special episode between the pair was broadcast, with Latham winning by just 3 points. This gives Lloyd-Potts an unwanted Countdown record of six consecutive losses, including her two defeats in the Countdown Masters series.
Lloyd-Potts has also appeared as a contestant on The Weakest Link and The Chase, as well as Tipping Point in 2013.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|262||13/02/1985||P||Olivia Lloyd||52 – 35||Sheila Alder||Liz Fraser||Yvonne Warburton||70|
|263||14/02/1985||P||Olivia Lloyd||36 – 16||Oksana Last||Richard Stilgoe||Yvonne Warburton||69|
|264||15/02/1985||P||Olivia Lloyd||44 – 35||Paul Cook||Richard Stilgoe||Yvonne Warburton||70|
|265||18/02/1985||P||Olivia Lloyd||57 – 42||Philippa Spencer||Richard Stilgoe||Yvonne Warburton||72|
|266||19/02/1985||P||Olivia Lloyd||40 – 37||Rodney Smith||Richard Stilgoe||Yvonne Warburton||74|
|267||20/02/1985||P||Olivia Lloyd||42 – 62||Helen Grayson||Richard Stilgoe||Yvonne Warburton||69|
|285||18/03/1985||QF||Olivia Lloyd||57 – 54||Robert Healan||Richard Stilgoe||Julia Swannell||71|
|286||19/03/1985||SF||Olivia Lloyd||59 – 53||Helen Grayson||Richard Stilgoe||Julia Swannell||74|
|288||21/03/1985||GF||Olivia Lloyd||37 – 69||Darryl Francis||Gyles Brandreth,|
|399||1/04/1986||CQF||Clive Freedman||58 – 25||Olivia Lloyd-Potts||Gyles Brandreth||Catherine Clarke||73|
|M12||19/06/1989-23/06/1989||M||Jenny Haldane||98 – 54||Olivia Lloyd-Potts||none||Catherine Clarke||145|
|M100||25/02/1991-29/02/1991||M||Evan Simpson||101 – 67||Olivia Lloyd-Potts||none||???|
|1855||9/10/1996||aQF||Don Reid||57 – 40||Olivia Lloyd-Potts||Nigel Rees||Susie Dent||74|
|S44||6/04/2015||S||Olivia Lloyd-Potts||64 – 67||Pauline Latham||Gyles Brandreth||Susie Dent||122|