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
Simon will be taking part in the fifteenth series of Strictly and is partnered with Karen Clifton
Strictly Come Dancing
|1||Paso doble||Song 2||3||5||5||4||17||=12th (15)|
|2||Waltz||You'll Never Walk Alone||4||4||6||5||19||=11th (15)|
|3||Quickstep||You've Got A Friend In Me||3||5||6||5||19||11th (14)|
|5||Charleston||Fit As A Fiddle (And Ready For Love)||5||5||6||-||16||=9th (12)|
|6||American Smooth||Delilah||2||5||5||4||16||11th (11)|
*Bruno Tonioli was away for Week 5 and only Craig, Darcey and Shirley scored the dances.
Simon's Best Bits
Week 6 - American Smooth
Week 5 - Charleston
Week 4 - Samba
Week 3 - Quickstep
Week 2 - Waltz
WEEK 1 - Paso doble