|Birthname||Simon Neil Hirst|
|born on||31 July 1975 at 12:25 (= 12:25 PM )|
|Place||Barnsley, England, 53n34, 1w28|
|Timezone||GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||07°39' 08°52 Asc. 19°22'|
English radio and TV presenter best known for hosting Hit40UK, the former national commercial chart show, and the weekday breakfast show on Capital Yorkshire called Hirsty's Daily Dose. She won a Sony Award for hosting Hit40UK TV in 2006. Her style of broadcasting is self-deprecating, real and relatable - talking for the majority about real life situations and making the listener the star, not herself.
On 11 October 2014, Hirst announced during an interview with Stephen Nolan on BBC Radio 5Live that she was in the process of gender transitioning (from male to female) - which after broadcast was released as a 5Live podcast, and has since gone on to be one of the stations most downloaded interviews. In November 2014 and November 2015 Hirst was included in The Independent On Sunday 'Rainbow List' - an annual celebration of the 101 lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender people in the UK who make a real difference.
- Work : Prize 2016 (Sony Award)
Sy Scholfield quotes her on Twitter, "At 12:25pm 24 years ago (*cough!) I popped out of my Mum in this building in Barnsley!" (posted 12:22pm GDT, 31 July 2012) . Full birth name from England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index.
- Passions : Sexuality : Transgender M-to-F
- Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer
- Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (LGBTQ rights advocate)
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Sony Award)