Simon Minty is best known for his work on BBC Ouch. He also appeared on Gogglebox with his sister, Jane. The faithful loved his appearance on the show and wanted to learn more about him. Here’s Simon Minty Bio for you.
Here, we cover his age, marital status, height, and his disability.
Simon Minty On Gogglebox
Gogglebox is a show that documents families and groups of friends around the UK who are filmed for their observations and reactions to the previous week’s television from their own homes. Previously, Linda McGarry, Carolyne Michael, and her two children Louis and Alex, and Marina Wingrove left the show earlier this year. So, there were three empty seats in the show to fill.
Disability consultant and presenter Simon Minty along with his sister Jane joined Gogglebox. He appeared on the show on 22 October 2021. Simon and his sister watched Strictly Coming Dancing, The Love Trap, and Killers of the Cosmos. While watching the show, the siblings had several random conversations that included making washing liquid gifts, eating too much, and finding a hedgehog in the house.
Fans or ‘Faithful’ of course commented on their presence. One wrote, “Simon and Jane are a brilliant addition to the show!!!” Another added, “Absolutely loving Simon and Jane on Gogglebox already. These two are gonna be brilliant.”
Another user added, “Love these two already. Can’t wait to see more of them as the series goes on.”
Simon Minty Disability
Talking about Simon Minty’s disability, he was born with SEDc which is a form of dwarfism. A person with this condition has a short height and has limited mobility. Besides people staring, the main difficulty he had was getting around so he had taxis to and from school and on day trips friends would push him around in a large buggy.
In an interview with RGAUK.ORG, Simon was asked what was the best and worst aspect of being small. Simon replied he was in his middle age so he was ok with it. He shared about going through some romantic and emotional issues that gave him tough times in the past.
Simon revealed as an ambassador, he had to be polite for some of the degrading comments youngsters made at him even if he doesn’t want to be.
How Tall Is Gogglebox’s Simon Minty?
Gogglebox’s Simon Minty stands tall to the height of around 3 feet 6 inches (1.066 meters).
Simon Minty Wife
Back in May 2017 interview, the interviewer asked him what would be have done differently if he was 21 again. He replied, “Phew, that’s a big question. I feel I had to do the things when I did to get to where I am now. I wonder if I’d stayed at the bank would I now be married with children, be mortgage-free, and living a different life?”
So we know that, even till 2017, he wasn’t married and didn’t have any kids.
But, back in 2014, a piece was written about Simon in The Guardian. In his curriculum vitae, he had stated that he was dating an American woman. But, as of this writing, his dating life seems obscure and he doesn’t seem to be dating anyone as of this writing.
Simon Minty Age
Simon Minty was 53 years old as of November 2021.
Where Is Simon Minty From?
Simon Minty was born in Epsom in Surrey. He later moved to London when he went to University and stayed there.
What Does Simon Minty Do For A Living?
Simply put, Simon Minty is a disability and diversity consultant that works with major corporate organizations in the UK and internationally to assist clients to deliver strategic and innovative programs that improve the recruitment, retention, and promotion of disabled staff and deliver better services to disabled customers.
His clients included BBC, British Council, Google, Home Office, HSBC, JP Morgan, Lloyds Banking Group, Network Rail, Open Society Foundation The Royal Household, and Thomson Reuters.
He is the founder of Sminty Ltd which he started in 2009. He also worked as a director, occasional performer, for Abnormally Funny People, a group of comedians.
Simon also founded Minty and Friend Ltd in 2001 that ran until 2009. He worked as a financial services officer/trainer for Barclays Bank starting from 1986 to 1993 till he was 25 years old.
Simon won Best Television Feature in 1999 for his Channel 4 Travelog documentary in China. He co-hosts two podcasts, BBC Ouch! and The Way We Roll with Minty & Friend. Since 2018, Simon has been a Non-Executive Director of Motability Operations plc and a trustee of Improbable Theatre and StopGap Dance. He is an Ambassador to the Business Disability Forum and co-created the Disability Media Alliance Project in California.
In 2016, GQ named him as one of the 100 best-connected men in the UK.
Where Did Simon Minty Get His Education?
Talking about his education, Simon attended Epsom High School. After high school, he enrolled at North East Surrey College of Technology. He took evening classes at the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Later on, he also earned BSc in Philosophy & Sociology from City University and a postgraduate diploma in disability for Management at Work from the City University.
Note: Before Simon’s job as a consultant, he worked for Bentalls department store as a cashier when he was 15 years old. He also did babysitting for his neighbors.
Is Simon Minty On Twitter?
Simon Minty’s Twitter account is (@simonminty) which has 2,385 followers.