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Simon Thomas Sky Sports39; praises son best man speech at wedding

Simon Thomas Sky Sports39;  praises son  best man speech at wedding


Simon Thomas marries Derrina Jebb three years after tragic death of … Mon, 05 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0100-The former Blue Peter presenter said he was 'so proud' of his son Ethan, 11, who delivered a best man speech at his wedding to Derrina Jeb.

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Simon Thomas praises 11-year-old son’s ‘amazing’ best man speech

July 05, 2021

Simon Thomas had his favourite little man by his side as he married Derrina Jeb, as his son Ethan acted as best man. 

The former Sky Sports presenter tied the knot with girlfriend Derrina more than three years after the death of his first wife, Gemma, who died from leukaemia in 2017. 

In the latest photos from the nuptials, Simon’s son Ethan – who he shared with Gemma – looked smart in a waistcoat and tie at the wedding reception and read from a sheet of paper while delivering his best man speech. 

Adorably, Ethan, 11, stood on a chair as his dad held the microphone for him and supportively placed one hand on the youngster’s shoulder, smiling proudly. Behind them, a photo of Simon and Derrina was projected onto a screen.

Simon wrote in the caption: ‘And I couldn’t have asked for two better best men – my legend of a mate @danjmritchie and Ethan whose speech was just . . . . . well . . . . amazing. We’re so so proud of him.’ 

He also shared a new photo of him kissing his bride on the forehead during an intimate moment in a hallway at Norwich Cathedral where the ceremony was held. 

Derrina, 30, looked stunning in a white off-shoulder bridal gown complete with a modest train and long veil. 

Simon, 48, announced they had married with a sweet photo of them holding hands and walking down the aisle as husband and wife, moments after saying their ‘I dos’. 

‘Love. Wins,’ he simply captioned the photo. 

Among the congratulatory messages, former Blue Peter presenter Angellica Bell revealed she was in attendance and commented: ‘Thank you for letting us share your special day. ❤️.’ 

Simon was previously married to first wife Gemma until her death in 2017 at the age of 40.

Gemma died suddenly on November 24, just three days after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. Acute myeloid leukaemia is an aggressive form of cancer of the myeloid cells, with only 3,100 cases in the UK each year, mostly in people over 80. 

Symptoms of the disease include unusual bruising and bleeding, feeling tired, losing weight and breathlessness. 

Simon opened up about his experience of dealing with grief in a book called Love, Interrupted: Navigating Grief One Day At A Time, in which he described the guilt he felt after Gemma’s sudden death for not insisting on medical help sooner for her. 

The ex-Blue Peter host went public with his and Derrina’s relationship in March 2019 when they attended Cheltenham Festival together. 

Derrina appears to have developed a close relationship with Simon’s son Ethan, as he often shares photos of the pair spending quality time together.

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Sky Sports' Simon Thomas praises son's best man speech at wedding Mon, 05 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0100-TV presenter Simon Thomas has married Derrina Jebb in a beautiful ceremony.

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Simon Thomas marries Derrina Jebb three years after tragic death of wife Gemma

July 05, 2021

5 July 2021, 10:54 | Updated: 5 July 2021, 11:02

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Simon Thomas has married Derrina Jebb. Picture: Instagram

TV presenter Simon Thomas has married Derrina Jebb in a beautiful ceremony.

Simon Thomas has revealed he’s married his partner Derrina Jebb with a string of photos on social media.

Taking to Instagram, the former Blue Peter star gave a glimpse into his big day which took place in Norwich Cathedral this weekend.

Alongside a stunning image of the happy couple – taken by photographers Tom & Lizzie Redman – Simon, 48, simply captioned it: “Love. Wins.”

The snap sees the couple walking hand-in-hand down the aisle with big smiles on their faces, as guests clap alongside them.

The ceremony was attended by friends and family, including children's TV presenter Angellica Bell, who commented: “Thank you for letting us share your special day.”

BBC Sport correspondent Natalie Pirks also wrote: “Oh how beautiful, huge congrats to you both,” while Eurosport presenter Orla Chennaoui also chimed in: “What wonderful news.”

While Sky presenter Sarah Jane Mae said: “So lovely to see some happy news.”

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One of Simon's guests shared photos of his big day. Picture: Instagram
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Simon's big day was held at Norwich Cathedral. Picture: Instagram: @jackreevetnc

One guest also shared photos from Simon’s wedding, writing: “A truly magical evening celebrating our dear friends special day.

“@simonthomastv & Derrina you’re an absolute delight.”

Simon tragically lost his wife Gemma to leukemia back in 2017 when she was just 40-years-old. The pair share ten-year-old son Ethan.

Ethan was his dad’s Best Man and even gave a speech, with Simon sharing the sweet moment with his followers.

In another photo, Ethan can be seen standing on a chair reading from a hand-written letter into a microphone alongside Simon’s best friend.

The TV star wrote: “I couldn’t have asked for two better best men – my legend of a mate @danjmritchie and Ethan whose speech was just . . . . . well . . . . amazing.

“We’re so so proud of him.”

Simon and Derrina started dating in 2018 before moving in together earlier year.

In a sweet tribute to his now-wife, Simon previously thanked her for helping him through tough times.

He wrote: “Yes at times its been really hard; but she has been selfless – dealing with her own struggles of feeling like she’s living in Gemma’s shadow, whilst investing so much time and energy into homeschooling Ethan and being such a joy to be around.”

5 July 2021, 10:54 | Updated: 5 July 2021, 11:02

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Simon Thomas has married Derrina Jebb. Picture: Instagram

TV presenter Simon Thomas has married Derrina Jebb in a beautiful ceremony.

Simon Thomas has revealed he’s married his partner Derrina Jebb with a string of photos on social media.

Taking to Instagram, the former Blue Peter star gave a glimpse into his big day which took place in Norwich Cathedral this weekend.

Alongside a stunning image of the happy couple – taken by photographers Tom & Lizzie Redman – Simon, 48, simply captioned it: “Love. Wins.”

The snap sees the couple walking hand-in-hand down the aisle with big smiles on their faces, as guests clap alongside them.

The ceremony was attended by friends and family, including children's TV presenter Angellica Bell, who commented: “Thank you for letting us share your special day.”

BBC Sport correspondent Natalie Pirks also wrote: “Oh how beautiful, huge congrats to you both,” while Eurosport presenter Orla Chennaoui also chimed in: “What wonderful news.”

While Sky presenter Sarah Jane Mae said: “So lovely to see some happy news.”

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One of Simon's guests shared photos of his big day. Picture: Instagram
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Simon's big day was held at Norwich Cathedral. Picture: Instagram: @jackreevetnc

One guest also shared photos from Simon’s wedding, writing: “A truly magical evening celebrating our dear friends special day.

“@simonthomastv & Derrina you’re an absolute delight.”

Simon tragically lost his wife Gemma to leukemia back in 2017 when she was just 40-years-old. The pair share ten-year-old son Ethan.

Ethan was his dad’s Best Man and even gave a speech, with Simon sharing the sweet moment with his followers.

In another photo, Ethan can be seen standing on a chair reading from a hand-written letter into a microphone alongside Simon’s best friend.

The TV star wrote: “I couldn’t have asked for two better best men – my legend of a mate @danjmritchie and Ethan whose speech was just . . . . . well . . . . amazing.

“We’re so so proud of him.”

Simon and Derrina started dating in 2018 before moving in together earlier year.

In a sweet tribute to his now-wife, Simon previously thanked her for helping him through tough times.

He wrote: “Yes at times its been really hard; but she has been selfless – dealing with her own struggles of feeling like she’s living in Gemma’s shadow, whilst investing so much time and energy into homeschooling Ethan and being such a joy to be around.”


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Simon Thomas Sky Sports39; praises son best man speech at wedding

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