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Presenter profile: Simon Talbot

Simon Talbot
Simon describes himself as a health-anxious history nut who has a tendency to be verbose

Simon loves words, which is handy for a radio presenter who enjoys communicating.

His broadcasting career began at BBC CWR in 1994 and he has also worked in advertising as a copywriter, produced audio programmes for airlines and spent a terrifying year as a stand-up comedian before arriving at Broadcasting House, Ipswich.

He first became involved with BBC Suffolk when he won the 2002 comedy writing competition. Five years later he was allowed back in the building (along with his "radio acquaintance" Matt Marvell) to present the 2-4pm Sunday afternoon show.

Simon has also been known to keep Rob Dunger, Leslie Dolphin, Graham Mac and Luke Deal's seats warm when they take a well-earned break.

Simon has lived in Suffolk for over a decade and freely admits that the county has been very good to him:

"I met my partner and mother of our wonderful son here," he says "along with some fantastic people ... oh and Matt."

When he is not broadcasting, Simon writes professionally for a variety of museums and art galleries.

He then has a quick cup of tea and goes back to the keyboard to write some more in his spare time.

"The novel will be finished this year. Honest."

Matt & Simon did a turn at the Children in Need Suffolk HAS Talent variety show at Felixstowe's Spa Pavilion in November 2009:

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Suffolk Has Talent: Matt & Simon

To get in touch with Simon, send him an e-mail.

Listen to Matt & Simon on BBC Suffolk, Sundays from 2pm.




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