Name: Simon Rimmer

D.O.B: 05/05/1963

Bio: Simon Rimmer is best known for his on-screen partnership with Tim Lovejoy, where they both presented Something for the Weekend from 2006 until 2012. From 2012 the presenting duo stuck together and are currently presenting Channel 4’s hit show Sunday Brunch, which is now in its 4th year. Daily Brunch, was a spin-off to Sunday Brunch which aired in 2014.

 Image Credit: John Carey

Image Credit: John Carey

Rimmer, originally a fashion and textile student, taught himself to cook which eventually led him to opening ‘Greens’, a vegetarian restaurant which in Manchester in 1990. Just two years later and the restaurant received great acclaim by The Guardian who described the restaurant as one of the most exciting new restaurants in the UK. In October 2006, Simon Rimmer went on to open his second restaurant, Earle, which is situated in Hale. The Observer Food Monthly recommened the restaurant by calling it “The top celebrity restaurant to eat at”.

To date, Rimmer currently has 4 cookbooks published. The Accidental Vegetarian (2004), The Rebel Cook (2006), Lazy Bruch (2008) which was co-written with Lovejoy following a feature on Something for the Weekend and The Seasoned Vegetarian (2009).

Other TV Appearances: Grenada Breeze, This Morning, Granada Tonight, A Taste for Travel, Lunchtime Live, The Afternoon Show, Xchange, UKTV’s Great Food Live, To Buy or Not to Buy.

Something you (probably) didn’t know: Simon Rimmer is a huge Liverpool FC fan, but on an appearance on Celebrity Mastermind he chose the history of Tranmere Rangers as his specialist subject.

Where can you see him? Simon Rimmer will be gracing The Great Food and Drink Festival at Newstead Abbey on the 27th August, the first day of the three day event. If you want to see him in action, make sure you get your tickets early so you don't miss out!