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Terry Rattle

From Countdown

Terry Rattle was a contestant in Series 47 and 57.

Rattle scored the highest ever losing score in Series 47 when he lost 120 – 107 to Chris Wills in a classic encounter. The game was poised 110 – 107 going into the conundrum, when Wills buzzed in with the right answer to LINGOFLOW in less than a second to win the game 120 – 107. This was also the highest aggregate score in a 15-round game until Julian Fell and Graham Nash produced a 120 – 109 thriller in the Championship of Champions XI.

Rattle then recorded a special episode against another high-scoring loser Elfie Winterton, beating her 94 – 78.

Rattle returned to a normal episode 4 years later, but lost to another octochamp, Jeffrey Hansford, on another one-second conundrum: this time the scores were lower, finishing at 97 – 72.


# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
3171 21/01/2002 P Chris Wills 120 – 107 Terry Rattle Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tim Rice Susie Dent 152
S3 4/08/2003 S Terry Rattle 94 – 78 Elfie Winterton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Ann Widdecombe Susie Dent 122
4428 31/08/2007 P Jeffrey Hansford 97 – 72 Terry Rattle Des O'Connor Carol Vorderman Ken Bruce Susie Dent 130