Your host for the evening


Si­mon Parkin has been a pro­fes­sional broad­caster for over 30 years. He be­came a well-known per­son­al­ity through his work with the BBC, be­ing seen by mil­lions as the face of Chil­dren’s BBC, But First This!, Top of the Pops and The O Zone.

Fol­low­ing five years with the BBC he crossed over to ITV to be­come one of the launch pre­sen­ters of the break­fast pro­gramme GMTV. He re­mained with ITV un­til 2017, when he re­turned to the BBC to present the daily mag­a­zine show Si­mon Parkin In

The Morn­ing on BBC Som­er­set.

Si­mon says: “I’m thrilled to have been asked to host the Som­er­set Life Food and Drink Awards again. It was a real plea­sure last year to meet so many pas­sion­ate and cre­ative peo­ple. It was a real eye opener to dis­cover just how much blood, sweat and tears goes into their work and a relief that they’re usu­ally over­looked on the list of in­gre­di­ents! The only down side is that I’ve spent the last 12 months mak­ing the most of the fine food and drink that the county has to of­fer and as a di­rect re­sult of that I’ve had to buy a new...slightly big­ger suit for this year’s cer­e­mony!”

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