Andrew Perry was the runner-up of Series 26, and a quarter-finalist in the Supreme Championship. As well as a participant in Championship of Champions VII, Perry's record reads twelve wins and four losses (three of which were to the eventual winner of the tournament) and is arguably the best player to not win a title in the 9-round format.
He first appeared as an 11-year-old from Faringdon in the Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire on 30 August 1993, and won his first seven prelims in impressive fashion before losing his eighth to Gary Thomson. Perry's father, Steve, appeared later in the same series. Perry was number one seed for the finals, where he beat Peggy Mills in the quarter-finals and Alan Harwood in the semis, but in the grand final against Andy Bodle, he came unstuck, losing 73 – 45.
Perry returned for the Supreme Championship, and was on impressive form, eliminating David Elias, Chris Waddington and Clive Freedman before being knocked out in the quarter-finals of the series by eventual winner Harvey Freeman. However, he did solve the first conundrum (ADOBESTEP) in the grand final while watching in the audience.
Perry has also been a competitive Scrabble player who finished third in the 2003 World Scrabble Championship, the then-highest placed finish for a British player since Mark Nyman; Nyman was Britain's only World Scrabble Champion for 21 years when he won in 1993.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Presenters||Guest||Lex||Max|
|1433||30/08/1993||P||Andrew Perry||50 – 42||Joan McLean||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Jan Harvey||Ruth Killick||73|
|1434||31/08/1993||P||Andrew Perry||59 – 22||John Sefton||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Jan Harvey||Ruth Killick||70|
|1435||01/09/1993||P||Andrew Perry||57 – 53||Lynne Blackburn||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Jan Harvey||Ruth Killick||72|
|1436||02/09/1993||P||Andrew Perry||50 – 45||Martin Howell||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Jan Harvey||Ruth Killick||73|
|1437||03/09/1993||P||Andrew Perry||65 – 28||Richard Hamer||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Jan Harvey||Ruth Killick||73|
|1438||06/09/1993||P||Andrew Perry||40 – 28||Marty Davis||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Philip Franks||Ruth Killick||72|
|1439||07/09/1993||P||Andrew Perry||56 – 26||John Hunt||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Philip Franks||Ruth Killick||70|
|1440||08/09/1993||P||Andrew Perry||35 – 41||Gary Thomson||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Philip Franks||Ruth Killick||75|
|1451||23/09/1993||QF||Andrew Perry||45 – 21||Peggy Mills||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Martin Jarvis||Susie Dent||83|
|1455||29/09/1993||SF||Andrew Perry||59 – 53||Alan Harwood||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Martin Jarvis||Susie Dent||73|
|1457||01/10/1993||GF||Andy Bodle||73 – 45||Andrew Perry||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres||Susie Dent||115|
|1589||03/01/1995||CQF||Don Reid||63 – 46||Andrew Perry||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Denis Norden||Richard Samson||74|
|1865||23/10/1996||bQF||David Elias||43 – 60||Andrew Perry||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Philip Franks||Susie Dent||83|
|1867||25/10/1996||bSF||Chris Waddington||37 – 43||Andrew Perry||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||June Whitfield||Susie Dent||71|
|1868||28/10/1996||bF||Clive Freedman||43 – 71||Andrew Perry||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||June Whitfield||Susie Dent||74|
|1902||13/12/1996||SQF||Andrew Perry||44 – 54||Harvey Freeman||Richard Whiteley||Carol Vorderman||Jenny Hanley||Susie Dent||72|