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Philip Nelkon

From Countdown
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.

Episodes

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