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Philip Nelkon

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Philip Nelkon on the show.

Philip Nelkon was a finalist in Series 2. He was from London.

Nelkon won/drew the last three games of Series 2 to enter the finals unbeaten. He was also a member of the studio audience during the broadcast of the very first episode.

Nelkon pictured outside of Countdown.

Nelkon is also a four-time National Scrabble Champion. He worked for Mattel, the copyright owners of Scrabble, until 2013 and has been seen by many British players as the official face of the game.


# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
63 7/06/1983 P Joan Ross 17 – 53 Philip Nelkon Kenneth Williams 67
64 8/06/1983 P David Wright 40 – 40 Philip Nelkon Kenneth Williams 68
65 9/06/1983 P David Wright 18 – 57 Philip Nelkon Kenneth Williams 72
73 23/06/1983 QP Philip Nelkon 57 – 45 Philip Appleby Gyles Brandreth 69
77 29/06/1983 QF Ash Haji 68 – 39 Philip Nelkon Gyles Brandreth Lesley Burnett 83
M104 25/03/1991-29/03/1991 M Helen Grayson 81 – 78 Philip Nelkon none ???
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