Simon Reeve

After Dinner & Event Speaker (in association with SpeakOut)

Simon Reeve is a best selling author and TV presenter, and one of the world's most adventurous travellers, having travelled extensively in more than 130 countries, Simon is known for his multiple award-winning TV series for the BBC. They include The Americas, Caribbean, Russia, Sacred Rivers, Indian Ocean, Tropic of Cancer, Equator, Tropic of Capricorn, Pilgrimage, Australia and Mediterranean.

"Reeve is in a class of his own"
The Times

After 15 years making and presenting more than 100 documentaries Simon has become a familiar face on TV, well known for his extraordinary foreign journeys. Most of Simon's documentaries combine travel and adventure with global environmental, wildlife, and conservation issues, and have taken him across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world. Simon has dodged bullets on frontlines, hunted with the Bushmen of the Kalahari, dived with manta rays, seals and sharks, survived malaria, walked through minefields, tracked lions on foot, been taught to fish by the President of Moldova, adopted by former headhunters, and detained for spying by the KGB.

"The craziest (or bravest) man on TV!"
Mail on Sunday

Simon has received a One World Broadcasting Trust Award for "an outstanding contribution to greater world understanding", the prestigious Ness Award from the Royal Geographical Society, a British Travel Press Award, the Special Contribution Award at the Travel Media Awards, multiple reader awards for Best and Top TV series from leading travel magazines, and the John Tompkins Natural History Award from the International Moving Image Society, an award "for extraordinary achievements" in the field of natural wildlife and history filmmaking. His books have been in the bestseller lists of both The Sunday Times and The New York Times.

"Simon Reeve is British television's most adventurous traveller"
BBC

Simon's adventures are shown on BBC2, BBC global channels, and by broadcasters in more than 60 countries, enthralling tens of millions of viewers. In the UK the consolidated audience for each episode of his programmes is more than five million viewers, and each of Simon's series score almost uniquely high 'Audience Appreciation' ratings. In 2018 Simon began a sell-out UK theatre tour, speaking to tens of thousands across the country. The tour has been extended twice due to popular demand, and after 80 sold-out events culminates in 2020 at the London Palladium. His autobiography Step by Step was published in 2018 and 2019 and became a bestseller, making the Sunday Times Top 10 list as both hardback and paperback editions. It was shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Award.

 

Simon holds an official Somali diplomatic passport - bought from a man called Mr Big Beard in Mogadishu, the most dangerous city in the world. He's been surrounded by a pack of hungry cheetahs, adopted by a tribe of former head-hunters in Borneo, blackmailed and abandoned by drivers in an Ebola zone, pursued by a huge amorous camel around a poisoned sea, had his life saved by Vietnamese sweet wormwood, and eaten a feast of weird and wonderful food, from zebu penis soup to grilled squirrel. 

 

Simon Reeve has played tribal polo with the corpse of a headless goat, swam with sea-lions, fished for piranhas, climbed the equivalent of half-way up Everest while surviving on coca leaves. He has travelled around the planet by van, canoe, car, train, boat, horseback, helicopter, plane, and a 50-metre-long $1m truck.  He also used a zip-line to get inside one of the most repressive states in the world. 

 

Simon Reeve's TV adventures have been broadcast in dozens of countries, enthralling millions. 

To book Simon Reeve, contact Emkay Entertainments Agency via mark@emkayentertainments.net. Alternatively, speak to a booking agent directly on 01506 855 555.

Testimonials

"Simon was beyond amazing. Every single person my colleagues and I spoke to was ecstatic (and there's nothing quite like realising your heroes are as wonderful in person as you hope they would be). It was all quite extraordinary." 

Awards +500 guests

"Thank you so much for coming along to our annual meeting yesterday, for giving such an inspirational talk and for your kind and helpful approach. We've had fantastic feedback from our guests about the event and in particular your talk - you helped us to make the event a great success and we're very grateful for your support" 

Event organiser with 100 guests

"A fantastic evening, Simon was engaging and inspiring and held the audience's attention throughout. A real peoples person, whose stories were delivered in a way that had you laughing one minute and in awe in the next. Personable and willing to commit to anything from prize giving to endless photo requests, Simon made the event a great success!"

"we have received such positive feedback from everyone, and found you extremely generous with your time and willingness to take scores of selfies!  The challenge now is how do we top this next year" 

Event organiser with 300 guests

"Please can you pass on our sincerest thanks to Simon for being such a super sport yesterday, our delegates absolutely loved listening and talking to him and he gave so generously of his time. It was really just above and beyond, definitely our speaker of the conference!"

Conference organiser with +500 guests


"feedback received from the delegates was an 'excellent' rating for this session: the highest rated of all the conference sessions."

International travel event organiser with +200 guests

"May I say an absolutely huge thank you for hosting our awards, we have had nothing but positive feedback from all our guests and staff. I stood at the back of the room whilst you spoke and you had the audience hanging off every word you said.  Also, your professionalism and enthusiasm whilst presenting the awards kept the energy levels high in the room right until the very end.  Thank you also for the time you took to speak to people, pre-and-post event, these small gestures help make the night special for all."

Event organiser with +400 guests

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