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Sam Prouse

From Countdown
Sam Prouse in Series 78.

Sam Prouse, also known as Spruce, Sampo and Prousey, was a contestant in Series 78. He is also an Apterite.

Prouse made his Co-event debut at Countdown in Milton Keynes 2017. His best finishes at Co-events so far are joint 7th at the Birmingham Open tournament in 2018, and 8th place at Countdown in Braintree in 2022. On Apterous, he is known for writing and hosting quizzes, and also his very popular tournaments; Letters Letters Letters, Numbers Numbers Numbers, Conundrums Conundrums Conundrums and Letters Numbers Conundrums. He also appeared on 2 episodes of ZoomDown.

Along with Apterites Stephen Read and Andy Platt, he appeared in the 2019/20 series of Only Connect as part of the "Lexplorers" team. On their first appearance on 9 September 2019, they ended up winning their game comfortably by a scoreline of 10 – 34 against the Gladiators. They appeared in the second round on the 2 December 2019, and after a tough game, won 13 – 9 against the Suits. They appeared in the quarter-finals on 10 February 2020, and their run came to an end after losing 16 – 21 in a rematch to the Suits.

Away from Countdown, he enjoys quizzing, music and speedrunning.


# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
6750 26/01/2018 P Chris Thorn 93 – 77 Sam Prouse Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Inverdale Susie Dent 128