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    Simon O'Brien born 19 June 1965, Garston

    He came to prominence as the character Damon Grant in Brookside, a role he played from 1982 until 1987.

    His character was killed off at the end of Damon and Debbie, a 'soap bubble' to Brookside.


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    He presented the UK version of Fraggle Rock from 1987 until 1988.

    In the 1990s, after a spell presenting BBC football show Standing Room Only, he left show business and became a property developer. He has since returned to acting and presenting, with a shortlived football quizshow on ITV Digital and has played caretaker Wally Scott in Grange Hill since 2003.

    He is an Everton FC fan and, in the past, has been the club's Public Address announcer.

    He is presenting BBC Radio Merseyside's Breakfast show and previously owned a cycle shop in town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Simon O'Brien born 19 June 1965, Garston

    He came to prominence as the character Damon Grant in Brookside, a role he played from 1982 until 1987.

    His character was killed off at the end of Damon and Debbie, a 'soap bubble' to Brookside.

    He presented the UK version of Fraggle Rock from 1987 until 1988.

    In the 1990s, after a spell presenting BBC football show Standing Room Only, he left show business and became a property developer. He has since returned to acting and presenting, with a shortlived football quizshow on ITV Digital and has played caretaker Wally Scott in Grange Hill since 2003.

    He is an Everton FC fan and, in the past, has been the club's Public Address announcer.

    He is presenting BBC Radio Merseyside's Breakfast show and previously owned a cycle shop in town.
    He lived with his family in Howard Drive, Grassendale.
    The shop was in Berry Street.
    Most of that block was "tarted up" a few years ago, and for a short while the original names of the occupants were on show (W. Watson, Llewelyns, etc).
    In beautiful condition.
    I took a few snaps.
    It shouldn't be too difficult to dig them out.

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    PRESENTER Simon O’Brien has resigned from Radio Merseyside hours after letting slip a string of expletives on air.

    The station apologised to listeners after the slip-up which happened during this morning’s breakfast programme co-presented by O’Brien.

    Radio Merseyside boss Mick Ord described the blunder as an ‘unacceptable lapse’ and ordered an investigation into how it had been allowed to happen.

    But at lunchtime today 42-year-old O’Brien announced he was stepping down “with immediate effect” and apologised for any offence. continues...
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    I'm very sorry to hear that he's resigned.
    Simon O'Brien has done well after his Brookside career finished. It's a shame about that slip up and that he feels he has to step down from Radio Merseyside.
    Pity he couldn't reconsider. Worse things happen at sea as they say !
    Depends how bad the swearing sounded. There is far worse to be heard on tv I'm sure. Mind you, because Simon O'Brien is broadcast early morning it makes a difference.

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    He was probably right.
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    Updated weekly with old and new pics.

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