Belfast Telegraph

Grieving Sky presenter quits to care for son

By David Reed

Football presenter Simon Thomas is to leave Sky Sports at the end of the season following the death of his wife.

The 45-year-old said he was doing so for his son Ethan.

Simon's wife Gemma died in December, three days after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia, leaving Simon and their eight-year-old son.

At the time he said he was "crushed with indescribable pain" and he has subsequently spoken passionately about his daily battle with grief.

In a personal blog Simon (45) said there were a number of reasons for taking the tough decision to leave Sky, but the main one was so he could dedicate his time and energy to Ethan.

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