Sunday, 4 November 2007

Simon Thomas

Simon Thomas (born January 26, 1973 in Cromer, Norfolk) is a British television presenter.


Following his school career, he went to Birmingham University, where he graduated with a degree in History.


Thomas began presenting the children's programme Blue Peter on 8 January 1999, after his fourth audition, replacing Richard Bacon. Prior to this, he had worked at Children's BBC and the radio station LBC. He has run the London Marathon twice along with many Great North Runs, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro as well as Mont Blanc, trained for a parachute jump with the RAF, presented a medal at the Commonwealth Games and even directed one edition of the show. During his time on the programme he also fulfilled his dream of skydiving. He also presented the Queen with a Gold Blue Peter badge when she visited the studios.


He presented with Stuart Miles, Katy Hill, Konnie Huq, Matt Baker, Liz Barker and Zöe Salmon.


Thomas announced his intention to leave Blue Peter on January 19, 2005, and his last live show was aired on April 25 of that year. Having expressed a preference in the field of sports broadcasting, he is currently presenting on Sky Sports News as well as Sky's programme Cricket AM.

Simon married Gemma Crosland in the summer of 2005. He is also an avid Norwich City fan, as well as being President of the Norwich City Supporters Trust.


Anonymous said...

hot! hot! hot!

Anonymous said...

Friggin smoking!

I used to watch blue peter just for him ;)