Kevin Steede was an octochamp in Series 72. He is also an Apterite. He scored five centuries during his octorun to return as number 5 seed for the finals. In his quarter-final against Andy Noden, his 4 large numbers pick in round 14 proved to be decisive as he avoided a crucial conundrum. Steede's run ended in the semi-finals with defeat to eventual series champion Tom Cappleman.
Steede is an occupational therapist based in Plymouth. Originally from Belclare in the West of Ireland, he attended school at St Jarlath's College in Tuam, before studying for a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English Literature and French at the National University of Ireland, Galway. As part of his BA degree he spent a year abroad through the Erasmus Programme at the Université de Poitiers. He then completed a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Occupational Therapy at the University of Plymouth and, since appearing on the series, has completed a Master of Science (MSc) in Advanced Occupational Therapy at the University of Salford.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|6082||9/02/2015||P||Nick Briggs||84 – 98||Kevin Steede||Sherrie Hewson||Susie Dent||117|
|6083||10/02/2015||P||Kevin Steede||101 – 59||Alice Hugill||Sherrie Hewson||Susie Dent||125|
|6084||11/02/2015||P||Kevin Steede||89 – 47||Sheila Watkinson||Sherrie Hewson||Susie Dent||121|
|6085||12/02/2015||P||Kevin Steede||108 – 41||Terry Stapleton||Sherrie Hewson||Susie Dent||125|
|6086||13/02/2015||P||Kevin Steede||104 – 57||Gus Aaron||Sherrie Hewson||Susie Dent||129|
|6087||16/02/2015||P||Kevin Steede||104 – 76||Mick Cockcroft||Richard Madeley||Susie Dent||124|
|6088||17/02/2015||P||Kevin Steede||85 – 80||Lois Pattison||Richard Madeley||Susie Dent||118|
|6089||18/02/2015||P||Kevin Steede||103 – 95||Lee Worth||Richard Madeley||Susie Dent||120|
|6153||9/06/2015||QF||Andy Noden||94 – 99||Kevin Steede||Jo Brand||Susie Dent||124|
|6154||10/06/2015||SF||Tom Cappleman||127 – 52||Kevin Steede||Jo Brand||Susie Dent||132|