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Series 90

From Countdown

Series 90 is the present series of Countdown, and the sixth to feature Colin Murray as presenter. It began on 1 July 2024, and will conclude in December 2024.

Phil Campbell, who won the final three preliminary matches of Series 89, returned to continue his run in the first heat of this series.

Apterites Jon Stitcher and Robin Lyster have appeared in this series.

Episode 8310 was broadcast five minutes earlier at 14:05 to accommodate the live practice of the 2024 British Grand Prix.

Series 90 oversaw a significant overhaul made to Oxford Dictionaries Premium (ODP), which comprised thousands of the listed words imported from the Oxford English Dictionary in 2015 being spontaneously deleted from the site, predominantly those of an obscure nature. This permanent change, materialising on 16 July 2024, impacted the maxes available in letters games from the later stage of the series onwards.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 Fiona Wood* 7 721
2 James Swinnerton 5 523
3 Jon Stitcher 4 503
4 Phil Campbell 4 436
5 Stacey Burke 1 119
*Still playing
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.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
8306 01/07/2024 P Phil Campbell 101 – 25 Ben Bradley Colin Murray Rachel Riley Ranvir Singh Susie Dent 135
8307 02/07/2024 P Phil Campbell 65 – 74 Stacey Burke Colin Murray Rachel Riley Ranvir Singh Susie Dent 135
8308 03/07/2024 P Stacey Burke 45 – 73 James Swinnerton Colin Murray Rachel Riley Ranvir Singh Susie Dent 126
8309 04/07/2024 P James Swinnerton 100 – 67 Elaine Call Colin Murray Rachel Riley Ranvir Singh Susie Dent 127
8310 05/07/2024 P James Swinnerton 93 – 27 Michael Arnold Colin Murray Rachel Riley Ranvir Singh Susie Dent 132
8311 08/07/2024 P James Swinnerton 97 – 39 Philip Jones Colin Murray Rachel Riley Myleene Klass Susie Dent 136
8312 09/07/2024 P James Swinnerton 86 – 49 Rachel Gallen Colin Murray Rachel Riley Myleene Klass Susie Dent 124
8313 10/07/2024 P James Swinnerton 74 – 108 Jon Stitcher Colin Murray Rachel Riley Myleene Klass Susie Dent 133
8314 11/07/2024 P Jon Stitcher 118 – 59 Hollie Kirkup Colin Murray Rachel Riley Myleene Klass Susie Dent 124
8315 12/07/2024 P Jon Stitcher 92 – 50 Robin Lyster Colin Murray Rachel Riley Myleene Klass Susie Dent 133
8316 15/07/2024 P Jon Stitcher 98 – 49 Mario Panayiotou Colin Murray Rachel Riley Chris McCausland Susie Dent 125
8317 16/07/2024 P Jon Stitcher 87 – 89 Fiona Wood Colin Murray Rachel Riley Chris McCausland Susie Dent 124
8318 17/07/2024 P Fiona Wood 96 – 50 James Train Colin Murray Rachel Riley Chris McCausland Susie Dent 146
8319 18/07/2024 P Fiona Wood 111 – 81 Janet Turville Colin Murray Rachel Riley Chris McCausland Susie Dent 123
8320 19/07/2024 P Fiona Wood 107 – 79 Omair Azam Colin Murray Rachel Riley Chris McCausland Susie Dent 144
8321 22/07/2024 P Fiona Wood 113 – 49 Dan Barby Colin Murray Rachel Riley Katharine Merry Susie Dent 120
8322 23/07/2024 P Fiona Wood 104 – 62 Helen Bell Colin Murray Rachel Riley Katharine Merry Susie Dent 124
8323 24/07/2024 P Fiona Wood 91 – 45 Allan Turnbull Colin Murray Rachel Riley Katharine Merry Susie Dent 119
8324 25/07/2024 P Fiona Wood tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Katharine Merry Susie Dent
8325 26/07/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Katharine Merry Susie Dent
8326 29/07/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Helen Lederer Susie Dent
8327 30/07/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Helen Lederer Susie Dent
8328 31/07/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Helen Lederer Susie Dent
8329 01/08/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Helen Lederer Susie Dent
8330 02/08/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Helen Lederer Susie Dent
8331 05/08/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Clara Amfo Susie Dent
8332 06/08/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Clara Amfo Susie Dent
8333 07/08/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Clara Amfo Susie Dent
8334 08/08/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Clara Amfo Susie Dent
8335 09/08/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Clara Amfo Susie Dent

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