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Peter Bennett

From Countdown

Peter Bennett was a contestant in Series 60. He was a retired assistant head teacher from Birmingham in the West Midlands.

He came up against Kirk Bevins in Bevins' fourth game and had to face three nine-letter words from his opponent. In round 14, Bennett picked four large numbers which put Bevins' potential score of 143 in jeopardy. Bevins only scored seven points on that round, but failed to get the conundrum. Bennett's choice of four large was seen as "unsporting" by many viewers.

As mentioned on the show, Bennett has appeared on no fewer than eight other quiz shows, including Fifteen to One and Mastermind. He later appeared on Eggheads in 2015.


# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
4771 5/03/2009 P Kirk Bevins 130 - 55 Peter Bennett Jeff Stelling Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 150