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!”