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Simeon

Courtie

Simeon is an established broadcaster and writer who has spent his life ruled by fear… because when something scares him, he is unstoppably drawn towards it. This has resulted in a daring career from the day he left his engineering job to work for free in a radio station, to presenting daily live television to millions of BBC1 viewers.

He’s devised TV quiz shows, managed a boy band, won The London Book Festival, writes jokes for Have I Got News For You and last year wrote his first horror novel.

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Perhaps the craziest thing he did ‘because it was scary’ was persuading his wife to give up their home and their jobs and take their 3 daughters out of school for a year to drive around the world in a camper van busking Beatles songs in the street for UNICEF.

Bribing their way past armed Syrian border guards was only slightly less frightening than being cast in a Bollywood film.

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