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James Squires

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James Squires was a contestant in Series 24 and 40.

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
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