SIMON RIMMER

Chef and Broadcaster

Simon Rimmer was born in Wallasey, Merseyside, on May 5, 1963. He originally studied fashion and textile design at Leicester Polytechnic in 1982 and left with a 2:1. He worked as a freelance designer for five years. He used to sell textile designs in Japan, the States and Europe and even produced a range of hand-painted pottery, which was sold in places such as Liberty, Harrods and Harvey Nichols!

After a few years hard work, Simon couldn’t see how he would progress in the industry so he decided to buy a restaurant with a friend – and hasn’t looked back! Simon’s TV career came from a phone call one day when he was working at Greens. Granada Breeze, a lifestyle channel, was looking for someone to do a feature on vegetarian cooking. He had never harboured any ambition to be on TV but kept getting asked back.

He is the resident chef and co-presenter on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch alongside Tim Lovejoy. He was formerly the resident chef on BBC Two’s Something for the Weekend, hosted by Tim Lovejoy and Strictly 2016 runner-up, Louise Redknapp. He is also the founder of award-winning vegetarian restaurant Greens in Manchester.

Find out more about Simon at his official website: www.astonmerrygold.com

Read more about Simon on his Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Rimmer

Follow Simon on Twitter: @simonrim and on Instagram: rimmersimon.

Simon will be taking part in the fifteenth series of Strictly and is partnered with Karen Clifton

Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores TotalLeaderboard
      CraigDarceyShirleyBruno   
1 Paso doble Song 2 3 5 5 4 17 =12th (15)

WEEK 1 - Paso doble

 

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