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Simon Mayo's Married life with Wife Hilary Bird: Know about his Family, Children, and Career

Updated On 16 Feb, 2023 Published On 30 Jul, 2017
Simon Mayo's Married life with Wife Hilary Bird: Know about his Family, Children, and Career

Simon Mayo, an English radio presenter, is married to news reporter Hilary Bird. Simon is renowned for his presentation on BBC Radio and was an award holder of the 34th annual broadcasting press guild.

The award-winning radio presenter is also an author and doing pretty well in his career. He's a successful radio presenter and a loving husband and father.

He is happily married to his wife, the former radio host, and ceramicist, Hilary Mayo Bird. They have been together for almost 33 years and still have so much love and respect for each other. So, let us discover the secret behind their successful marital life.    

Simon Mayo's Married life with Wife Hilary Bird: Know about his Family and Children

It all started in 1982 when Simon Mayo went to Nottingham to buy his first house. He purchased a semi-detached Barratt house in a Cul de sac which is known as Camdale Close.

And it was in Nottingham when he first met his future wife. The couple hit it off since their first meeting and started dating. 

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In one of Simon's interviews, he said the house was really important to him as he proposed to Hilary there. He approached her on one knee at midnight of valentines day in 1986.


Simon and his wife Hilary, together
Source: The Telegraph

The pair finally married on 11th October 1986, and the rest is history. The couple has been together for many years without divorce rumors and is an inspiration to all who do not believe in love. 

Natasha Mayo
Source: Twitter

The duo also has two children; a daughter named Natasha Mayo, an actress known for Break down 2016, and a son named Joe Mayo.

Simon's Career:

Mayo's mother used to work as an undertaken part-time work in radio, and he had collected many experiences from his mother and wanted to work as a studio manager. 

But his wish was not fulfilled because of his problem with his left ear, and due to that problem, he started focusing on presenting on Southlands hospital radio and worked for five years as a presenter on BBC Radio Nottingham.

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While working with radio Nottingham, he developed a program format called Globe Phone and conveyed it to Johnny Beerling, the head of radio and also the one who offered a job to Mr. Mayo.

Simon presenting on BBC radio2
Source: Player Radio

He joined BBC radio1 in 1986, where he used to present for two hours on Saturday evenings from 7:30-9:30 pm. 

He gradually progressed from 6:00-9:00 Am in 1987 and then became the presenter of the weekday show in January 1988, which was from 7:30-10:00 pm. It was significant progress, Simon; he was slowly succeeding in his work. 

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After five months, Simon got recommended a radio one breakfast show and was considered the most outstanding job in UK radio. Likewise, he also wrote a novel 'Itch' which was emancipated on 1st March 2012. 

His other novel 'tch Rocks' was released in February 2013, and the third, Itchcraft' was released in September 2014. finally, his other first young novel was released in 2016.

Quick Facts of Simon Mayo:

Simon Mayo.
Source: Famous Birthday
  • Simon Mayo was born on 21st September 1958 in Southgate, London.
  • He is of British nationality.
  • His Birth sign is Virgo.
  • His parents are Derek and Jill; both were teachers in school.
  • Studied at St John's Primary School in Croydon, Surrey, Arden school in Knowle, Solihull School, and the University of Warwick in 1980 with a degree in history and politics.
  • He was the award holder of the honorary Doctor Of Letters.

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