Although it was not mentioned on the show, he was originally from Maesteg in South Wales. Having moved to Wakefield, he became a standby contestant for a while, due to his proximity to Leeds. He eventually appeared in 1985, when he was 25. After winning one game, he was unfortunate enough to lose his second - against the eventual series winner Darryl Francis - by just one point on the crucial conundrum PREACHING.
He's notable for being by far the earliest countdown contestant to currently play on the Apterous website. There is almost a 10 year gap between Steven and any other contestant who plays on Apterous.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|244||18/01/1985||P||Ian Lowe||33 – 38||Steven Tew||Gyles Brandreth||Yvonne Warburton||72|
|245||21/01/1985||P||Darryl Francis||47 – 46||Steven Tew||Gyles Brandreth||Yvonne Warburton||68|