Simon Atkins

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Simon is a seasoned TV presenter and producer and has worked on some of the biggest entertainment shows on TV including Strictly Come Dancing, The Voice and Big Brother.

He's best know for co-devising and fronting BBC1 documentary 'My Big Gay Jew Conversion' which received critical and public acclaim for its inciteful and entertaining exploration of the different religious attitudes towards homosexuality. 

Simon's media career began in Ireland hosting and producing for its national broadcasters.  He was the entertainment reporter for RTE's flagship afternoon show Seoige and also reported for TV3's morning show Ireland AM.   

Simon’s first break into UK television happened on the GMTV sofas back in 2008 when they led a search to find a new entertainment reporter. He went on to interview a host of famous faces; guest presented the weather and also fronted an episode of Toonatik, ITV’s Saturday morning children’s programme. A natural at live presenting, Simon fronted and produced his first TV chat show, Gossip Match. He also presented on This Morning as the Hub reporter and has presented all the backstage action for ITV’s All Star Mr and Mrs as well as producing the main show. Simon currently fronts Build, a live weekly show for AOL/Huff Post interviewing the biggest names in entertainment, fashion, TV and film.

Whilst Simon grew up in Ireland, his father Phillip and his family were raised in Thonze, Burma where he lived until he was 18 years old...

Simon is an experienced property developer and also has an eye for interior design.  Since moving to London 8 years ago, he has bought, renovated and sold a string on properties with his partner Matthew.  He is currently buying a property to renovate in east London. 

A huge sports fanatic, Simon has completed the Dublin marathon and is a keen snowboarder. He also likes to spend his time listening to and writing music and is a classically trained flautist.

CV Highlights

  • My Big Gay Jewish Conversion, BBC 3/ BBC 1
  • Build online series, AOL/ Huffington Post
  • Producer on Strictly Come Dancing, The Voice and Big Brother
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