Simon Rimmer

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Simon Rimmer is a celebrity chef, best known for his TV partnership with Tim Lovejoy.

He originally studied fashion and textile design, and later taught himself to cook. In 1990 he bought Greens, a vegetarian restaurant in West Didsbury. He opened his second restaurant, Earle, in Hale in 2006.

Simon has served as a judge for British Sausage Week, helping to choose the winners and promote the event.

TV Presenter

His television career began with Granada Breeze before appearing on programmes including This MorningThe One Show and The Gadget Show. He has presented Making a Meal of It for BBC Two, Win It, Cook It, Tricks of the Restaurant Trade, Eat the Week with Iceland, and Breaking Into Tesco for Channel 5. Rimmer is, however, best known for his work alongside Tim Lovejoy with whom he presented Something for the Weekend on BBC Two between 2006 and 2012 & Sunday Brunch, a show with a similar format on Channel 4.

Simon also appeared as a contestant on various TV shows. In 2006 he pitted his cooking talents against other skilled chefs on the first series of Great British Menu; losing in the North of England heat to Marcus Wareing.

In August 2017 he took part in the fifteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with Karen Clifton. The pair were eliminated in week six.

Simon’s third book Lazy Brunch came out in spring 2008, co-written with Lovejoy and based on a feature in Something from the Weekend. In spring 2009, Rimmer published his fourth book, The Seasoned Vegetarian.

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