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Tom Stevenson

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Tom Stevenson
Octochamp Statistics
Final position -
Seeding-
Points total1,000
Conundrums solved8
Tom Stevenson in Series 86.

Tom Stevenson was an octochamp in Series 86, from Burford in Shropshire. At the time of his appearance, he was a Media, Culture & English Literature student at the University of Worcester. He is also an Apterite who was formerly under the name Spike Nard, and participated in Series 1 and 2 of ZoomDown prior to his appearances on Countdown. He will return for the series finals in December 2022.

Stevenson made his TV debut on the episode after Alan Young become an octochamp himself, kicking off with a hefty 120 points against Mike Oliver, which he repeated in his second episode. In his fourth episode, he scored a max game, and broke the record for the highest ever score on the show with 154, surpassing Elliott Mellor's 3-year-old record by 2 points. In his eighth appearance, Stevenson won with 124 points, bringing his total score to a very round 1,000, and also became only the thirteenth person to solve all eight conundrums in their preliminary matches on the show.

Amazingly, he became the first contestant to never lose a single round in the heat matches, as well as the first to never score 0 points in a single round in the heats. For those reasons, his octorun is considered to be one of the most consistent in Countdown history. He is also the 4th member of the 1,000 club, after Mellor, Luke Johnson-Davies and Luke Boynton.

In 2020, Stevenson was a contestant on the Radio 2 music quiz Popmaster, winning a Bluetooth speaker.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
7857 26/09/2022 P Mike Oliver 58 – 120 Tom Stevenson Colin Murray Rachel Riley Eve Muirhead Susie Dent 136
7858 27/09/2022 P Tom Stevenson 120 – 61 Sean Mowat Colin Murray Rachel Riley Eve Muirhead Susie Dent 135
7859 28/09/2022 P Tom Stevenson 119 – 10 Sara Woolridge Colin Murray Rachel Riley Eve Muirhead Susie Dent 124
7860 29/09/2022 P Tom Stevenson 154 – 28 Lauren Bowley Colin Murray Rachel Riley Eve Muirhead Susie Dent 154
7861 30/09/2022 P Tom Stevenson 117 – 39 Andy Keeble Colin Murray Rachel Riley Eve Muirhead Susie Dent 145
7862 03/10/2022 P Tom Stevenson 117 – 37 Steve Robinson Colin Murray Rachel Riley Pat Nevin Susie Dent 122
7863 04/10/2022 P Tom Stevenson 129 – 57 David Clerkin Colin Murray Rachel Riley Pat Nevin Susie Dent 135
7864 05/10/2022 P Tom Stevenson 124 – 41 Ben Timi Nuga Colin Murray Rachel Riley Pat Nevin Susie Dent 139

External links

Article on Stevenson's achievement in The Times