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 four 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||Presenters||Guest||Lex||Max|
|6082||9/02/2015||P||Nick Briggs||84 - 98||Kevin Steede||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Sherrie Hewson||Susie Dent||117|
|6083||10/02/2015||P||Kevin Steede||101 - 59||Alice Hugill||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Sherrie Hewson||Susie Dent||125|
|6084||11/02/2015||P||Kevin Steede||89 - 47||Sheila Watkinson||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Sherrie Hewson||Susie Dent||121|
|6085||12/02/2015||P||Kevin Steede||108 - 41||Terry Stapleton||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Sherrie Hewson||Susie Dent||125|
|6086||13/02/2015||P||Kevin Steede||104 - 57||Gus Aaron||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Sherrie Hewson||Susie Dent||129|
|6087||16/02/2015||P||Kevin Steede||104 - 76||Mick Cockcroft||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Richard Madeley||Susie Dent||124|
|6088||17/02/2015||P||Kevin Steede||85 - 80||Lois Pattison||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Richard Madeley||Susie Dent||118|
|6089||18/02/2015||P||Kevin Steede||103 - 95||Lee Worth||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Richard Madeley||Susie Dent||120|
|6153||9/06/2015||QF||Andy Noden||94 - 99||Kevin Steede||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Jo Brand||Susie Dent||124|
|6154||10/06/2015||SF||Tom Cappleman||127 - 52||Kevin Steede||Nick Hewer||Rachel Riley||Jo Brand||Susie Dent||132|