He first appeared as an eight year old and, after a narrow defeat, the production team allowed him to appear again seven years later. He scored better on his second attempt than in his previous but unfortunately he lost on a crucial conundrum. Squires is the only contestant known to have been admitted to the show a second time while still under 16.
Despite this, he has since become a competitive Scrabble player and finished 7th in the 2017 UK Open.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|1281||23/07/1992||P||James Squires||39 – 44||Tony Hodson||Sheridan Morley||Richard Samson||75|
|2531||27/05/1999||P||Malcolm Seddons||55 – 46||James Squires||Helen Lederer||Damian Eadie||71|