Simon Rimmer takes to Twitter as fans express concern about his Sunday Brunch absence.
SIMON RIMMER has resorted to Twitter to explain why he was absent from Sunday Brunch over the weekend, assuring fans that he will return to the Channel 4 show next week.
Simon Rimmer resorted to social media last night to explain why he didn’t appear on Sunday Brunch this weekend. The 58-year-old presenter was replaced by Miquita Oliver, a TV and radio personality, without explanation from his nine-year co-star Tim Lovejoy.
After Tim just stated that he was “off,” Channel 4 viewers flocked to social media to express their concern for the TV personality.
After followers questioned his whereabouts online, Simon has since acknowledged that he had a “hangover” and was making the most of a week off from work.
“Hello, Simon.” Are you all right? Today was not your Sunday brunch. One user commented on the video, “It felt like cornflakes without the milk.”
The broadcaster tweeted his 270,300 followers, “Wish I could tell you a dramatic story as to why I was off @SundayBrunchC4 today But I was just having a week off!”
“So I did what you guys do – I sat around and enjoyed my hangover!
He added, “See you next week,” promising fans that he would be back for the following week’s event.
“Oh thank goodness,” one commenter said in the post’s comments section.
Another commented, “We’re just a bunch of worryworts.”
“You were missed, however @miquitaoliver did a great job! Can we have three presenters?” a third user asked.
“So pleased that you’ll be back next week. The show wasn’t the same without you,” a fourth person chipped in.
On Sunday’s show, Tim told viewers: “No Simon this week! He’s off.”
“He’s probably got a hangover, good morning Simon if you’re watching,” he quite rightly predicted.
Introducing his 37-year-old co-host, the presenter added: “My co-presenter this week is Miquita Oliver.”
“Welcome to the show, how are you?” the 53-year-old asked.
“I’m really good, it’s really lovely to be here actually,” Miquita replied, before admitting that she hadn’t done much research ahead of her stint on the show.
Possibly revealing the cause of his hangover, Simon posted a picture online from the Pub in the Park festival, two days ago.
Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge could be seen in the background of his photo ahead of a cooking demonstration.
“About tonight @cheftomkerridge @pubinthepark,” the TV chef captioned his post.
The pair were in. “Brinkwire Summary News”.