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Former contestants

Post by Anthony Jenkin » Mon May 22, 2017 5:09 pm

I've noticed that a few contestants have stated that they've appeared on Countdown before. Are there any rules about who can "have another go" and who can't?

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Mon May 22, 2017 5:51 pm

If you've been off for 10 years, and didn't make the finals, then go for it. Otherwise, it's up to producers' discretion.
Possibly the first contestant to accelerate with a mic clipped...

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Re: Former contestants

Post by Ben Wilson » Mon May 22, 2017 6:32 pm

The official application form says all reapplications are at producers' discretion, but they're usually very easy-going if it's been ages since your last go so what Zarte's said is basically spot on. It should be noted though that they have issued a blanket ban on second goes in the recent past (around 2010 time iirc) so this policy is subject to change.

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Re: Former contestants

Post by Anthony Jenkin » Mon May 22, 2017 8:54 pm

I reached the quarter finals in 1996. What do you reckon?

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Post by Johnny Canuck » Mon May 22, 2017 10:03 pm

Glen Webb got back on in 2013 after being in the QFs in 1992; thus, logically, I'd think you would have a shot now. The one sticky point is that you were an octochamp on your original appearance, while Webb only won 2 games, and you'd be looking at becoming the first former octochamp to be invited back (I think). But still, with more than 20 years elapsed since then, I'd definitely give it a shot and apply.
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Re: Former contestants

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon May 22, 2017 10:04 pm

You could get into the quarters with 2 wins? Crazy.

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Re: Former contestants

Post by Johnny Canuck » Mon May 22, 2017 10:06 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 10:04 pm
You could get into the quarters with 2 wins? Crazy.
One, actually.
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Re: Former contestants

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon May 22, 2017 10:06 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 10:04 pm
You could get into the quarters with 2 wins? Crazy.
What about this guy?

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Re: Former contestants

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue May 23, 2017 7:46 am

haha wow

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Re: Former contestants

Post by Martin Smith » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:32 am

When I wanted to go on again I contacted the production team directly before applying, and they were fine with it. Nine years between my appearances, unfortunately I faced eventual Octochamps on both occasions. I wonder if they'll let me have another go in 2025...

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Re: Former contestants

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:32 am

Martin Smith!
I played along with TV during your recent appearance... and lost to both Tom and you.
You were very unlucky to come up against Tom... just as you were unlucky to come up against David O'Donnell the first time.
I imagine they would be sympathetic and allow "the unluckiest person in Countdown history" (i.e. you) have another go soon enough...
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Re: Former contestants

Post by Mark Deeks » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:32 am

Your profile picture looks like the money shot in some robot bukkake.
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Re: Former contestants

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:28 am

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Re: Former contestants

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:37 am

Mark Deeks wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:32 am
Your profile picture looks like the money shot in some robot bukkake.
ffs Mark!
You've been watching too much weird porn...
...but I do see what you're saying (and can't unsee it now! :oops: )

I suppose I need to say something clever/filthy about your profile pic as revenge...
...but I can't think of anything other than the obvious - that it's hard to tell from that pic whether you're more of a dick or a geek.
hmmm.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could think up a new word to describe people who are both? :lol:
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Re: Former contestants

Post by Philip Wilson » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:32 am

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 10:03 pm
Glen Webb got back on in 2013 after being in the QFs in 1992; thus, logically, I'd think you would have a shot now. The one sticky point is that you were an octochamp on your original appearance, while Webb only won 2 games, and you'd be looking at becoming the first former octochamp to be invited back (I think). But still, with more than 20 years elapsed since then, I'd definitely give it a shot and apply.
I've been sorting out some old vhs videos recently and found an episode of Countdown, which just happens to be Glen Webb's first game!
Good thing the result wasn't spoiled by me reading your post first, lol.

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Re: Former contestants

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:44 am

Philip Wilson wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:32 am
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 10:03 pm
Glen Webb got back on in 2013 after being in the QFs in 1992; thus, logically, I'd think you would have a shot now. The one sticky point is that you were an octochamp on your original appearance, while Webb only won 2 games, and you'd be looking at becoming the first former octochamp to be invited back (I think). But still, with more than 20 years elapsed since then, I'd definitely give it a shot and apply.
I've been sorting out some old vhs videos recently and found an episode of Countdown, which just happens to be Glen Webb's first game!
Good thing the result wasn't spoiled by me reading your post first, lol.
YouTube it.

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Re: Former contestants

Post by Philip Wilson » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:08 am

Yep, will sort something out. Pretty poor sound quality I have to say but watchable.

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