Simon Rimmer: Sunday Brunch host addresses ‘challenges’ in candid wife admission

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Simon Rimmer, 57, and his co-host Tim Lovejoy, 52, are firm fixtures on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch. The TV chef has remained relatively tight-lipped on his marriage with his wife Ali who he branded his “rock” but has spoken candidly about the couple’s “ups and downs”.

The pair have been married for over two decades and share two children together; Flo and Hamish.

The Channel 4 star was quizzed on the challenges he has faced over the years and opened up about married life.

Simon gave a rare insight into his family as he discussed being committed to his other half.

“There are more personal challenges that require a different kind of strength and commitment,” the former Strictly Come Dancing contestant mused.

“I have been married for 22 years and like most people we have our ups and we have our downs.”

Simon continued: “However, communication is so important – to be open and honest with someone about your feelings is just so important – and we have managed to stay strong and committed throughout all of the things we have been through.”

The Sunday Brunch host added to Mind Map how “happy and fortunate” he is to have his family.

Simon said: “On a personal level, I am very happy and fortunate to have the family I do. My wife is my rock and my partner in life and we have marvellous children who I am so proud of.”

The dad-of-two has previously dished on his home life and revealed who takes over the kitchen when it comes to cooking the family dinner after he revealed his partner is also a chef.

Simon explained: “We both do the cooking. My wife used to be a chef and we both love it.”

The restaurateur admitted cooking at home is a world away from how meals are prepared in his establishments.

Simon spilled: “Cooking at home is very different to cooking in restaurants. Everything is perfect, everything’s got to be the same [at the restaurant]. Cooking at home is far more relaxed.


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“At home you tend to cook far more on masse and everyone helps themselves.”

Simon also revealed it is a rarity the family will sit with a plate of food as they tend to prefer to have several buffet-styled dishes prepared.

He added: “It’s very rare in our house that someone will get a plate of food in front of them. What you’ll get is loads of food on the table and everyone just piles into it.

“It’s really a nice way to do it. If you came around to our house then I can guarantee there’ll be a big bowl of salad, there’ll be a big vowel of veggies, there’ll probably be some meat that would’ve marinated or slow cooked. It’s a really sociable way of eating.”

Elsewhere, Simon shared a picture of himself excitedly poking his tongue out for the camera as he cooked for customers at his Greens restaurant in Manchester.

The TV presenter was quick to react to a fan on Twitter, who queried his lack of ageing over the years.

In view of his 271,000 Twitter followers, he wrote: “Here we go full house @greensveggie tonight.”

One of his fans commented: “Good luck – and do you NEVER age? x.”

But seemingly disagreeing with the latter, Simon replied: “I looked old 20 years ago Lyd x.”

Sunday Brunch continues today on Channel 4 at 9.25am.


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