From investigating paranormal activity, to hosting debates on BBC1’s The Heaven and Earth Show, Simon Biagi’s TV career certainly hasn’t been boring! Known for being GMTV’s first weatherman, Simon’s presented weather from a bathtub of milk, a tank of sharks and the top of Sydney bridge – he says he’s daft enough to try most things.
He shares his Italian grandfather’s surname, but considers himself a Scot. He lives in Buckinghamshire with his family.
No Way Out.
Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane, it’s an autobiography charting a boy’s escape from the South African apartheid through his ability to play tennis.
Do you have any children?
I have two. Marcus finds it funny watching daddy on TV and when he’s asked what his daddy does for a job he replies ‘pointing’. Louisa was born in June 2007, so I am getting used to having a lot of pink about the place!
What do you enjoy doing?
What’s the first record you ever bought?
Crazy Horses by The Osmonds and Devil Gate Drive by Suzi Quatro, I bought them with the money from my first ever job – working on a milkround in the very early hours of the morning.
When are you most happy?
When I’m underwater. I try to go diving as often as I can. My last trip was to the Red Sea.
What can’t you live without?
Tea. My favourite is Earl Grey and I like it weak without sugar… if you’re offering!
What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
I was filming a TV report once and I had to do a freefall parachute jump – we went straight into a cloud and I couldn’t see a thing!
What’s been your silliest moment at QVC?
I got absolutely covered in soup once when I was demonstrating a kitchen gadget. It was really hot as it had come straight off the hob and I had to walk around smelling of chicken soup for the rest of the day!
What 3 things would you take with you to a desert island?
Toothpaste, a fishing rod and a Sky box – I wouldn’t want to miss QVC!