Tenbury's Tom Stevenson makes history and is through to Channel 4's Countdown Champion of Champions - The Malvern Observer

Tenbury's Tom Stevenson makes history and is through to Channel 4's Countdown Champion of Champions

Rob George 16th Oct, 2022 Updated: 16th Oct, 2022   0

A STUDENT from the University of Worcester has made it through to the champion of champions showdown of Channel 4’s Countdown, after winning eight consecutive head-to-heads and making history by recording the show’s highest ever score.

Tom Stevenson, who is in the third and final year of his English Literature with Media and Culture degree, appeared on the show every day a fortnight ago and again from Monday to Wednesday last week, proving his lexical dexterity and numerical agility skills.

Tom, from Burford, near Tenbury Wells, said: “Once you have won eight times, which I did, you are then through to the series final, and I’ve also been invited to the champion of champions. I am so pleased. It was always something of a bucket list thing to do, and it took me quite a few rounds of applying before I even got on to the show. To then go on to win eight times and now be in the champion of champions is just amazing.”

Tom recorded the show’s highest ever score of 154 last week after cracking the infamous Countdown conundrum in just three seconds. At the time of broadcast he was the number one seed.

“It was an amazing experience filming the shows and far surpassed my expectations,” he added. “We filmed five shows on one day, which was tiring but I had a really great time meeting other people and I’m looking forward to filming the final in a few weeks’ time and then the champion of champions later in the year.”

Twenty-one-year-old Tom is hoping to continue his studies, after completing his undergraduate degree, with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and is hoping to become an English teacher.

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