Simon is a versatile, engaging and warm broadcaster with a wide range of experience presenting and reporting on television, radio and online. His distinctive and engaging style was showcased at Wimbledon as part of the BBC Sports crew, alongside the likes of Sue Barker and Clare Balding. In 2019, he interviewed all the big names and carved out a reporting role as the BBC’s ‘man of the people’ with the fans around the grounds at SW19.
Described as “a gem” and “endearingly boisterous” in a Guardian review, Simon was one of the off-court stars of the fortnight. As presenter of the BBC Radio 4 podcast Don’t Tell Me The Score, Simon uses sport to explore life’s bigger questions. Given a four-star review in The Times and described as an “ingenious concept where sport meets psychology”, he sits down every week to discuss a sporting theme that also tells us something important about life and how best to live it.
Big-name guests have included sprint legend Michael Johnson, tennis superstar Boris Becker, snooker maestro Ronnie O’Sullivan and Olympic double gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes. Simon also presents the sport for the Today programme on Radio 4. He also continues to present for Radio 1 Newsbeat too, proving that he has all age groups and demographics covered! He has reported live from the World Cup in Brazil, the European Championships in Ukraine, the 2012 London Olympic Games and the Ryder Cup in Scotland, and has interviewed international icons including Usain Bolt, David Beckham and Serena Williams.
Having also been filmed reporting from a number of major music events including the Virgin and Reading festivals, as well as the Mercury Prize, and having broken a number of major news stories for the BBC, Simon’s track record in broadcasting speaks for itself. Now spending a lot of his time as an event host and speaker, Simon often discusses a range of different topics from health and wellbeing to sports and psychology. His presenting skills and wonderful personality ensures he grips the audience and provides truly inspiring after-dinner speeches.