Mitchell Symons

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Mitchell Symons
Born (1957-02-11) 11 February 1957 (age 61)
London, England
Nationality British
Spouse Penny

Mitchell Symons (born 11 February 1957) is a British journalist and writer. Born in London, he was educated at Mill Hill School and the LSE where he studied Law. Since leaving the BBC, where he was a researcher and director, he has worked as a writer, broadcaster and journalist. He was a principal writer for the early UK editions of the board game Trivial Pursuit, and has devised many television formats. He wrote an award-winning opinion column for the Daily Express . [1]


He and his wife Penny Symons have two sons, Jack and Charles.


Published books




  1. "Mitchell Symons, Esq Profile". Debrett’s People of Today. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  2. "BBC News - Ali Sparkes wins Blue Peter book of the year award". BBC Online . 3 March 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  3. "Blue Peter:Book Awards". BBC Online . Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  4. Hammond, Grace (19 October 2005). "The questions of the age... and the man with all the answers". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  5. O'Grady, Carrie (24 November 2007). "The Wit Parade". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  6. Martin, Charlotte (15 October 2009). "Top 30 facts from Mitchell Symons' Why Earwax Tastes So Gross". The Sun . Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  7. "Why You Need A Passport When You're Going To Puke: Mitchell Symons". Daily Express . 30 April 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2011.