Countdown viewers open-mouthed as contestant breaks show records with perfect score | The Sun

A COUNTDOWN hopeful has broken the show's record by achieving the maximum score possible.

During today's episode of the hit Channel 4 game show fans were left stunned as one contestant broke records.

Colin Murray and Rachel Riley presented the programme as contestants Tom Stevenson and Ben Timi Nuga competed.

Tom had previously featured on the show and already made history by achieving the highest score.

Now, he's done it again during the Countdown Conundrum round.

Both hopefuls had to work out what the combination of words which were 'recounsel' spelt out.

Less than 10 seconds into the round Tom pressed his bell and correctly guessed the word was 'enclosure'

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Host Colin screamed "yes!" as the Countdown audience erupted which cheers and claps for Tom.

"1,000 points exactly and the first Countdown contestant ever to not lose a single round," Colin said.

He added: "Tom Stevenson – absolutely sensational!"

Speaking about his win, Tom said: "I'm gobsmacked really but I've had a really great time and thanks to the crew both on-camera and off-camera."


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Colin also thanked Tom's competitor Ben for "playing hard right until the end".

Fans of the show took to Twitter to share their delight for Tom.

One viewer said:"Today was class. Brilliant to see Tom get to 1000 points as an ‘octochamp’ – I shared in Colin’s delight at the feat!"

"Wonderful to witness Tom Stephenson break the 1000 point record on #Countdown," tweeted another.

A third said: "Colin Murray having absolutely zero chill about Tom breaking the record = good telly."

"I don't think I've ever screamed YES at an episode of #countdown, like England have just scored," said a fourth.

Countdown airs weekdays from 2:10pm on Channel 4.

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