SIMON Thomas has built an incredible career for himself following his rise to fame at Blue Peter.
But behind closed doors, the TV star suffered a terrible loss when his beloved wife died.
Who is Simon Thomas?
Simon Thomas was born on January 26, 1973 in Cromer, Norfolk – making him 49 years old.
After graduating from high school, he went to Birmingham University, where he earned a degree in history.
But after leaving university, he decided to pursue a career in broadcasting.
Simon started his career as a runner with Children’s BBC and radio station LBC.
What TV shows was Simon Thomas on?
Simon rose to fame hosting Blue Peter from 1999 to 2005.
He co-presented with Stuart Miles, Katy Hill, Konnie Huq, Matt Baker, Liz Barker and Zöe Salmon.
Simon then joined Sky Sports in June 2005, hosting the 3pm-7pm shift on Sky Sports News.
He has also presented Cricket AM on Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports News Cricket World Cup Report, Mosconi Cup from Las Vegas, Sky Sports World Cup Report from Cape Town 2010 and Sky Sports News coverage of the Ryder Cup 2010.
At the beginning of the 2010/2011 football season, he became the main presenter of the Sky Sports football league live broadcast.
Who was Simon’s wife Gemma?
Simon married Gemma Thomas in 2005.
On November 24, 2017, she died just three days after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
Simon described his first birthday since losing his wife as “the unhappiest” of days in a poignant note to his son.
He wrote: “Today is going to be the unhappiest of all birthdays for Dad as Mom is no longer here.
“But do you know that, my dear boy. You make me so happy and I love you more than all the lego bricks in the world.”
Who is Simon’s second wife Derrina Jebb?
In November 2018, Simon shared that he was in a new relationship with Derrina Jebb, who had been an “incredible support.”
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live at the time, he said: “From the start – she had this empathy towards me. She is also a Christian and that is important to me as a man of faith.
“She’s been an incredible support to me. She was the only person who always answered the phone.”
In July 2021, the couple married at Norwich Cathedral
Does Simon Thomas have children?
Simon has a son from his first marriage with his late wife Gemma.
Ethan was born in 2009 which makes him around 12/13 years old – although his exact date of birth is not known.
His son was just eight years old when his mother died.
Is Simon Thomas on social media?
Simon is an active user of Twitter and Instagram as well as his blog.
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