Simon O’Brien Biography
Simon O’Brien is a British television presenter and property developer best known for co-hosting Channel 4’s hit daytime show Find It, Fix It, Flog It. He is currently hosting a news C4 property series, ‘The Great House Giveaway’.
Simon O’Brien Age
He was born on June 19, 1965 in Garston, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Simon O’Brien Wife – Who Is Simon O’Brien Married To
Simon is married to Elizabeth O’Brien who is a teacher.
Simon O’Brien Daughter
O’Brien together with his wife has a daughter known as Rosa.
Simon O’Brien Eye Injury
Simon sustained an eye injury after an accident that led to having an operation. He has not talked much about the incidence and wears an eye patch to limit light and prevent further damage.
He has two different eye colors, one green eye and one blue eye. His eye sight is normal he just had an accident n protected his eye with a patch. The difference in colour can make his eyes look different from each other.
Simon O’Brien Great House Giveaway
Simon is the host of The Great House Giveaway, a Channel 4 property series. The aim of the show is help those struggling to get onto the property ladder. It brings together two complete strangers who buy a property at auction (not using their own money). They then renovate it over six months and try to sell it for a profit. They get to keep any profit they make.
“Basically we put two strangers together who don’t own their own home but who want to get on the property ladder. We take them to a real-live property auction and whichever house they successfully bid for is the one they’ve got to renovate. They’ve got six months and a budget to do it up before putting it back on the market. Any profit they make they keep!”
Simon O’Brien TV Shows
O’Brien became famous for his role as Damon Grant in Brookside (1982 – 1987). He acted in the British version of Fraggle Rock from 1989 until 1990 as BJ the lighthouse keeper. He also presented the first three series of I Can Do That from 1988–1990; a children’s quiz show produced by Yorkshire Television and broadcast on the ITV network, as well as the ‘Rough Guide’ travel programmes for a time with Magenta Devine.
He presented BBC football show Standing Room Only in the 1990s. He also had a regular role on the American sitcom Out All Night. He presented a football quizshow, Do I Not Know That?, on ITV Digital as well as co-hosted the BBC One show To Buy or Not to Buy.
Simon O’Brien Find It, Fix It, Flog It
Simon co-presents Channel 4 TV series Find it, Fix It, Flog it alongside Henry Cole. They travel across the UK to find unique items lost in people’s homes. Using creative thinking and elbow grease, they fix them up to turn a profit for their owners. Gemma Longworth also helps in restoring the pieces.
In 2017 the show won Best Daytime Programme at the Royal Television Society Awards.
Simon O’Brien Real Estate
Simon has presented a few real estate shows including the second series of To Build or Not to Build on BBC One, My Dream Derelict Home and Channel 4 TV series Find it, Fix It, Flog it alongside Henry Cole.
Simon O’Brien Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.