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Paul Gardener

From Countdown

Paul Gardener was a contestant in Series 46.

He lost to eventual finalist Steve Sandalls by 39 points, 109 at the time was the highest score in the history of 15-round Countdown, surpassed by Simon Cartwright a few weeks later.

Since appearing on Countdown, Paul finished second in a televised UK Poker Tour tournament. He also plays chess at tournament level.


# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
3096 8/10/2001 P Steve Sandalls 109 – 70 Paul Gardener Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Keith Barron Tania Styles 118