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Simon Mayo | Event Host | UK

Simon Mayo

Simon Mayo is a radio presenter for BBC Radio 2 who has exceptional knowledge of film, & theatre, maths, science and education as well as sports, making him a well-rounded events host. Simon Mayo is available to book for a variety of corporate events.

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Overview

Simon Mayo is one of the nation’s most enduring radio broadcasters. With a career spanning 3 decades, Simon has worked for BBC Radio since 1981. Currently Simon presents Simon Mayo Drivetime on BBC Radio 2, and, alongside Mark Kermode, he is the presenter of Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review on BBC Radio 5 Live. Simon is available to hire for a range of corporate work, including events and awards hosting.

About Simon Mayo

Simon Mayo is one of the nation’s most enduring radio broadcasters. He is available to hire for a range of corporate work, including as a compere for events, a speaker, and as am awards host. Most recently, Simon hosted the ‘Katie Melua International Album Launch’. His experience and expertise make him the perfect host for any music or film related events. Simon and his fellow radio presenter, Mark Kermode would make a fantastically entertaining hosting double act! Simon’s specialist subjects cover film, maths science & education, and sports.

With a career spanning 3 decades, Simon has worked for BBC Radio since 1981.
Currently Simon presents Simon Mayo Drivetime on BBC Radio 2, weekdays from 5-7pm, and alongside Mark Kermode he is the presenter of Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review, Fridays 2-4pm, on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Simon has presented some of the UK’s leading radio shows including the Radio One Breakfast Show, The Saturday Evening Show (Radio 1), The Simon Mayo Show for Radio 5 Live and The Album Chart Show for Radio 2. Simon also presented Act Your Age, a panel game for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in November 2008.

In addition to his radio work Simon also has a successful TV career. He hosted the National Lottery Winning Lines (BBC1) and Confessions (BBC1). He also presented The Big Dig, a ten-part, one hour series for BBC2 in 2005.

In 2008, Simon was recognized as the ‘radio broadcaster of the year’ at the 34th Annual Broadcasting Press Guild Award. The same year he also won the Gold Award for the ‘Speech Broadcaster of the Year’ at the Sony Radio Academy Awards; “Judges admired Simon’s ability to paint colourful pictures of location and event and his ability to bring the very best out of his guests, encouraging conversation and interaction between them while skilfully nudging and controlling them. A master of light and shade, handling serious and lighter issues with aplomb.”

In 2012 Simon released Itch, published by Doubleday Childrens, a science book for children. Simon wrote the book to help his son learn the periodic table.

Testimonials

“Can you pass on our thanks to Simon for the webcast and unveiling yesterday? He was of course brilliant and helped the event be a great success. We had hundreds and hundreds of schools watching the live event!”
– Puffin Books Virtually Live Presents Jacqueline Wilson’s Big Picnic

Contact us  today if you would like Simon Mayo to be the highlight of your event! The most memorable moments are waiting and they could be yours today!  

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