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Steve Hyde

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Steve Hyde
Octochamp Statistics
Final positionSemi-finalist
Seeding3
Points total806
Conundrums solved5
Steve Hyde, exactly 18 years after his first appearance, in Series 85.

Steve Hyde was a contestant in Series 51 and an octochamp in Series 85. As of his second series, he was a Credit Card Company Product Manager from Nottingham.

Hyde debuted in March 2004 where, despite a run of three scores in the 90s, he was unseated in his third game by the then-reigning Mastermind champion Andy Page by a single point. Hyde returned to the show exactly 18 years after his first appearance, kicking off his second stint with a century over Alan Breckenridge. This time, Hyde’s octochamp pursuit was not disrupted as he added a further seven wins to his tally, including four more centuries. He won his eighth heat of his second series in style with a personal best of 121, scoring points in all 15 rounds, which was enough to make him the 100th member of the 800 club with a total of 806 points.

Hyde returned to the show in June 2022 for the series finals, beginning his finals run on 13 June 2022 against No. 6 seed Ronan Mackrory. Hyde held his lead throughout most of the game and finished with 106 point to qualify for the second semi-final against No. 2 seed Matt O'Connor. Although Hyde kept up with the opposition throughout most of the game, his score of 77 stalled in the end, and he lost by 40 points. Hyde amassed an overall total of 989 points in his Series 85 run. With his Series 51 run, his overall total of points is 1,271 points.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
3662 10/03/2004 P Jon Jacobs 77 – 93 Steve Hyde Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Jan Ravens Susie Dent 152
3663 11/03/2004 P Steve Hyde 97 – 72 Anna Daws Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Jan Ravens Susie Dent 120
3664 12/03/2004 P Steve Hyde 92 – 93 Andy Page Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Jan Ravens Susie Dent 120
7715 10/03/2022 P Alan Breckenridge 76 – 105 Steve Hyde Anne Robinson Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon Janet Ellis Susie Dent 133
7716 11/03/2022 P Steve Hyde 100 – 53 Ben Keysell Anne Robinson Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon Janet Ellis Susie Dent 126
7717 14/03/2022 P Steve Hyde 102 – 69 Robbie Pender Anne Robinson Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon Janet Ellis Susie Dent 134
7718 15/03/2022 P Steve Hyde 89 – 67 Jim Athey Anne Robinson Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 132
7719 16/03/2022 P Steve Hyde 111 – 52 Shay Deeny Anne Robinson Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 135
7720 17/03/2022 P Steve Hyde 91 – 68 Ben McNally Anne Robinson Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 142
7721 18/03/2022 P Steve Hyde 87 – 58 Rohan Gupta Anne Robinson Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 144
7722 21/03/2022 P Steve Hyde 121 – 58 Tom Grundy Anne Robinson Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 126
7782 13/06/2022 QF Steve Hyde 106 – 83 Ronan Mackrory Anne Robinson Rachel Riley Jay Rayner 146
7785 16/06/2022 SF Matt O'Connor 117 – 77 Steve Hyde Anne Robinson Rachel Riley Robert Rinder 122