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Series 76

From Countdown
The Prize Presentation in the Grand Final of Series 76.
Stephen Read holding the Richard Whiteley Memorial Trophy after winning Series 76.

Series 76 ran from 3 January 2017 to 30 June 2017. The eleventh of 18 series presented by Nick Hewer and the last to be filmed in the "original" blue set. It was won by Stephen Read.

Series 76 was a strong series. It was the second in history in which all eight finalists were octochamps after Series 47.

The second semi-final of this series notably marked 25 years since Susie Dent first appeared in Dictionary Corner, where a short clip of her maiden appearance was shown during the guest anecdote.

As Channel 4 lost broadcasting rights for horse racing to ITV, Countdown would air more episodes from 2017 onwards. The only mid-series interruptions during Series 76 were Channel 4's week-long coverage of the 2017 BDO World Darts Championship during the second week of January, the second practice session of the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix on 25 May and the second practice session of the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix on 23 June. As Channel 4 has fewer sports coverage in place of Countdown, this has increased the likelihood of all eight finals spots to be occupied by octochamps.

Episode 6562 on 14 April was broadcast five minutes earlier than normal, at a then record-early 2:05pm, to accommodate the schedule of the second practice session of the 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 Stephen Read 8 915
2 Jeff Clayton 8 846
3 Moose Rosser 8 828
4 Elliott Mack 8 804
5 Annie Humphries** 8 775
6 Wesley Jardine 8 753
7 Lawrie Collingwood 8 734
8 James Slater 8 672
** Annie Humphries appeared in Series 75, but was made eligible for the Series 76 finals after she was unavailable for the Series 75 finals' filming dates. [1]
Since Series 60, players are sorted by number of wins, then by number of points. Points from both wins and losses count. Points from sudden death conundrums are not counted, and players with the same number of wins and points are sorted by the number of conundrums correctly guessed, then highest single-game score.

Finals progress

Stephen Read (1) vs James Slater (8) Stephen Read (1) vs Annie Humphries (5) Stephen Read (1)
vs
Moose Rosser (3)
Annie Humphries (5) vs Elliott Mack (4)
Moose Rosser (3) vs Wesley Jardine (6) Moose Rosser (3) vs Jeff Clayton (2)
Lawrie Collingwood (7) vs Jeff Clayton (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
6494 03/01/2017 P Richard Hayward 86 - 92 Darren Godfrey Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alastair Stewart Susie Dent 122
6495 04/01/2017 P Darren Godfrey 92 - 54 Jonathan Lindfield Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alastair Stewart Susie Dent 129
6496 05/01/2017 P Darren Godfrey 57 - 118 Suzy Turner Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alastair Stewart Susie Dent 126
6497 06/01/2017 P Suzy Turner 89 - 46 Kenneth Hobbs Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alastair Stewart Susie Dent 124
6498 16/01/2017 P Suzy Turner 99 - 72 Heerpal Sahota Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alastair Stewart Susie Dent 135
6499 17/01/2017 P Suzy Turner 57 - 59 Ian Cockerill Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 133
6500 18/01/2017 P Ian Cockerill 44 - 82 Louise Wilson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 134
6501 19/01/2017 P Louise Wilson 77 - 84 Sam Wickham Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 142
6502 20/01/2017 P Sam Wickham 86 - 59 Ajay West Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 117
6503 23/01/2017 P Sam Wickham 90 - 74 Neil Schofield Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 132
6504 24/01/2017 P Sam Wickham 42 - 89 Dave Ryan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Barry McGuigan Susie Dent 126
6505 25/01/2017 P Dave Ryan 97 - 63 Elizabeth McCann Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Barry McGuigan Susie Dent 120
6506 26/01/2017 P Dave Ryan 90 - 103 Elliott Mack Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Barry McGuigan Susie Dent 126
6507 27/01/2017 P Elliott Mack 92 - 87 Daniel Webster Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Barry McGuigan Susie Dent 133
6508 30/01/2017 P Elliott Mack 104 - 64 Steven Oldham Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Barry McGuigan Susie Dent 118
6509 31/01/2017 P Elliott Mack 93 - 79 Andrew Goodwin Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alexis Conran Susie Dent 124
6510 01/02/2017 P Elliott Mack 103 - 58 Chris Webb Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alexis Conran Susie Dent 132
6511 02/02/2017 P Elliott Mack 113 - 62 Irene Wilson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alexis Conran Susie Dent 144
6512 03/02/2017 P Elliott Mack 98 - 53 John Edge Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alexis Conran Susie Dent 132
6513 06/02/2017 P Elliott Mack 98 - 36 Tony Slaughter Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alexis Conran Susie Dent 124
6514 07/02/2017 P Wayne Clarke 75 - 90 Carl Whitby Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Iwan Thomas Susie Dent 141
6515 08/02/2017 P Carl Whitby 83 - 71 Rosie Twells Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Iwan Thomas Susie Dent 135
6516 09/02/2017 P Carl Whitby 52 - 84 Peter Brinkley Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Iwan Thomas Susie Dent 132
6517 10/02/2017 P Peter Brinkley 62 - 78 Willie Brazil Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Iwan Thomas Susie Dent 122
6518 13/02/2017 P Willie Brazil 54 - 77 Ashwin Abinashi Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Iwan Thomas Susie Dent 154
6519 14/02/2017 P Ashwin Abinashi 43 - 104 Wesley Jardine Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Rick Astley Susie Dent 134
6520 15/02/2017 P Wesley Jardine 102 - 50 Alan Stokes Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Rick Astley Susie Dent 142
6521 16/02/2017 P Wesley Jardine 102 - 28 Felan Hennigan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Rick Astley Susie Dent 134
6522 17/02/2017 P Wesley Jardine 102 - 30 Mike Brooker-Jones Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Rick Astley Susie Dent 136
6523 20/02/2017 P Wesley Jardine 78 - 57 Des Hinks Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Rick Astley Susie Dent 135
6524 21/02/2017 P Wesley Jardine 79 - 47 Bob Rowe Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 123
6525 22/02/2017 P Wesley Jardine 102 - 58 Gillian Simpson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 127
6526 23/02/2017 P Wesley Jardine 84 - 61 Joe Oliva Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 121
6527 24/02/2017 P Nick Mellish 59 - 80 Sam Holden Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 123
6528 27/02/2017 P Sam Holden 95 - 69 Jonathan Bullock Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 124
6529 28/02/2017 P Sam Holden 71 - 29 Ian Donaldson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Len Goodman Susie Dent 145
6530 01/03/2017 P Sam Holden 64 - 74 Wayne Tuck Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Len Goodman Susie Dent 124
6531 02/03/2017 P Wayne Tuck 72 - 88 Amraj Dhami Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Len Goodman Susie Dent 126
6532 03/03/2017 P Amraj Dhami 54 - 73 Karl Bates Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Len Goodman Susie Dent 117
6533 06/03/2017 P Karl Bates 65 - 63 Alan Lewis Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Len Goodman Susie Dent 122
6534 07/03/2017 P Karl Bates 89 - 52 Zoe Walker Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Pasha Kovalev Susie Dent 124
6535 08/03/2017 P Karl Bates 43 - 89 Neel Popat Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Pasha Kovalev Susie Dent 143
6536 09/03/2017 P Neel Popat 97 - 59 Mike Horrod Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Pasha Kovalev Susie Dent 143
6537 10/03/2017 P Neel Popat 69 - 103 Lawrie Collingwood Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Pasha Kovalev Susie Dent 121
6538 13/03/2017 P Lawrie Collingwood 90 - 36 Gwen Smithies Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Pasha Kovalev Susie Dent 131
6539 14/03/2017 P Lawrie Collingwood 106 - 74 Sam Northing Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Hugh Dennis Susie Dent 119
6540 15/03/2017 P Lawrie Collingwood 98 - 42 Bill Arnold Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Hugh Dennis Susie Dent 122
6541 16/03/2017 P Lawrie Collingwood 70 - 51 Mike Dittner Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Hugh Dennis Susie Dent 124
6542 17/03/2017 P Lawrie Collingwood 76 - 66 Natasha Pratesi Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Hugh Dennis Susie Dent 133
6543 20/03/2017 P Lawrie Collingwood 100 - 39 Gerry Carpenter Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Hugh Dennis Susie Dent 135
6544 21/03/2017 P Lawrie Collingwood 91 - 38 Penny Williams Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 156
6545 22/03/2017 P Hugh Mackinnon 32 - 89 Tom Marlow Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 119
6546 23/03/2017 P Tom Marlow 74 - 109 Jeff Clayton Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 124
6547 24/03/2017 P Jeff Clayton 112 - 66 James Hemingray Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 132
6548 27/03/2017 P Jeff Clayton 111 - 51 Louise McDonald Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 121
6549 28/03/2017 P Jeff Clayton 116 - 60 Peter Finan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nina Hossain Susie Dent 155
6550 29/03/2017 P Jeff Clayton 81 - 61 Martin McGrath Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nina Hossain Susie Dent 120
6551 30/03/2017 P Jeff Clayton 105 - 50 Susan Rooke Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nina Hossain Susie Dent 123
6552 31/03/2017 P Jeff Clayton 106 - 29 Amar Chotai Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nina Hossain Susie Dent 120
6553 03/04/2017 P Jeff Clayton 106 - 43 Hasit Raja Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nina Hossain Susie Dent 132
6554 04/04/2017 P Richard Abrahams 64 - 91 Mandy Spencer Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nicki Chapman Susie Dent 137
6555 05/04/2017 P Mandy Spencer 98 - 71 Steve Thomson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nicki Chapman Susie Dent 125
6556 06/04/2017 P Mandy Spencer 52 - 75 Shane Heylin Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nicki Chapman Susie Dent 134
6557 07/04/2017 P Shane Heylin 58 - 90 John Warren Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nicki Chapman Susie Dent 131
6558 10/04/2017 P John Warren 68 - 74 James Qualter Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nicki Chapman Susie Dent 134
6559 11/04/2017 P James Qualter 79 - 29 Marcia Williams Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jay Rayner Susie Dent 133
6560 12/04/2017 P James Qualter 89 - 56 Pete Armstrong Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jay Rayner Susie Dent 123
6561 13/04/2017 P James Qualter 95 - 67 Owen Johnson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jay Rayner Susie Dent 140
6562 14/04/2017 P James Qualter 78 - 85 Berkan Chelikhan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jay Rayner Susie Dent 135
6563 17/04/2017 P Berkan Chelikhan 93 - 76 David Orriss Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jay Rayner Susie Dent 122
6564 18/04/2017 P Berkan Chelikhan 86 - 55 Matt Windsor Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Adam Henson Susie Dent 132
6565 19/04/2017 P Berkan Chelikhan 97 - 61 Hannah Rodger Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Adam Henson Susie Dent 125
6566 20/04/2017 P Berkan Chelikhan 67 - 75 Nick Smith Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Adam Henson Susie Dent 124
6567 21/04/2017 P Nick Smith 82 - 81 Carl Gregory Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Adam Henson Susie Dent 133
6568 24/04/2017 P Nick Smith 98 - 74 Marko Sudar Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Adam Henson Susie Dent 126
6569 25/04/2017 P Nick Smith 42 - 86 Charlie Neill Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Madeley Susie Dent 143
6570 26/04/2017 P Charlie Neill 85 - 53 Emma Oliver Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Madeley Susie Dent 124
6571 27/04/2017 P Charlie Neill 95 - 60 Phil Reavey Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Madeley Susie Dent 134
6572 01/05/2017 P Charlie Neill 57 - 78 Chris Ducker Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Madeley Susie Dent 146
6573 02/05/2017 P Chris Ducker 48 - 89 John Robertson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Madeley Susie Dent 127
6574 03/05/2017 P John Robertson 77 - 70 Lucy Golbourn Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Inverdale Susie Dent 125
6575 04/05/2017 P John Robertson 93 - 87 David Adamson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Inverdale Susie Dent 133
6576 05/05/2017 P John Robertson 37 - 119 Stephen Read Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Inverdale Susie Dent 124
6577 08/05/2017 P Stephen Read 110 - 27 Jake Denney Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Inverdale Susie Dent 121
6578 09/05/2017 P Stephen Read 111 - 27 Tim Clarke Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Inverdale Susie Dent 133
6579 10/05/2017 P Stephen Read 104 - 60 Dan Haggerty Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Mark Austin Susie Dent 122
6580 11/05/2017 P Stephen Read 131 - 21 Alan Jefferson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Mark Austin Susie Dent 133
6581 12/05/2017 P Stephen Read 114 - 61 Mark Rainey Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Mark Austin Susie Dent 135
6582 15/05/2017 P Stephen Read 115 - 51 Jane Donnelly Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Mark Austin Susie Dent 121
6583 16/05/2017 P Stephen Read 111 - 42 Craig Tampin Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Mark Austin Susie Dent 132
6584 17/05/2017 P Amber Cotton 85 - 64 Jonathan De Souza Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Chris Hollins Susie Dent 124
6585 18/05/2017 P Amber Cotton 77 - 61 Florence Forbes Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Chris Hollins Susie Dent 123
6586 19/05/2017 P Amber Cotton 36 - 83 Moose Rosser Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Chris Hollins Susie Dent 120
6587 22/05/2017 P Moose Rosser 90* - 80 Michael Hooker Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Chris Hollins Susie Dent 127
6588 23/05/2017 P Moose Rosser 104 - 35 Bob Saunders Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Chris Hollins Susie Dent 123
6589 24/05/2017 P Moose Rosser 106 - 44 Ellie Foster Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dan Walker Susie Dent 127
6590 26/05/2017 P Moose Rosser 111 - 76 Peter Sheridan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dan Walker Susie Dent 147
6591 29/05/2017 P Moose Rosser 119 - 33 Sam Green Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dan Walker Susie Dent 144
6592 30/05/2017 P Moose Rosser 132 - 30 Gareth Davies Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dan Walker Susie Dent 136
6593 31/05/2017 P Moose Rosser 93 - 71 Michael Metcalf Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dan Walker Susie Dent 158
6594 01/06/2017 P Euan Cosh 21 - 83 Chloe Hutton Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dan Walker Susie Dent 134
6595 02/06/2017 P Chloe Hutton 80 - 95 James Slater Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jimmy Osmond Susie Dent 123
6596 05/06/2017 P James Slater 78 - 71 Ellen Guy Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jimmy Osmond Susie Dent 134
6597 06/06/2017 P James Slater 86 - 53 Pete Grange Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jimmy Osmond Susie Dent 131
6598 07/06/2017 P James Slater 92 - 54 Caroline Cassinelli Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jimmy Osmond Susie Dent 125
6599 08/06/2017 P James Slater 86 - 78 Uzoma Isichei Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jimmy Osmond Susie Dent 132
6600 09/06/2017 P James Slater 72 - 59 Ben Elliott Nick Hewer Rachel Riley June Sarpong Susie Dent 126
6601 12/06/2017 P James Slater 79 - 64 Daniel Brothers Nick Hewer Rachel Riley June Sarpong Susie Dent 123
6602 13/06/2017 P James Slater 84 - 64 Michael George Nick Hewer Rachel Riley June Sarpong Susie Dent 122
6603 14/06/2017 P John Kynaston 40 - 91 Ken Coney Nick Hewer Rachel Riley June Sarpong Susie Dent 166
6604 15/06/2017 P Ken Coney 60 - 67 Len Lowe Nick Hewer Rachel Riley June Sarpong Susie Dent 135
6605 16/06/2017 P Len Lowe 63 - 68 John Trueman Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Suzi Perry Susie Dent 135
6606 19/06/2017 P John Trueman 38 - 117 Tom Chafer-Cook Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Suzi Perry Susie Dent 125
6607 20/06/2017 P Tom Chafer-Cook 126 - 52 Bobbi Ramsammy Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Suzi Perry Susie Dent 134
6608 21/06/2017 QF Stephen Read 92 - 60 James Slater Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Suzi Perry Susie Dent 135
6609 22/06/2017 QF Jeff Clayton 86 - 68 Lawrie Collingwood Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Suzi Perry Susie Dent 121
6610 26/06/2017 QF Moose Rosser 81 - 71 Wesley Jardine Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 136
6611 27/06/2017 QF Elliott Mack 88 - 94 Annie Humphries Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 145
6612 28/06/2017 SF Stephen Read 115 - 67 Annie Humphries Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 124
6613 29/06/2017 SF Jeff Clayton 84 - 88 Moose Rosser Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 121
6614 30/06/2017 GF Stephen Read 108 - 58 Moose Rosser Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 121
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum

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