Simon Thomas ‘is dating a church minister’s daughter

Simon Thomas, 45, ‘is dating a church minister’s daughter, 27, as the pair are spotted going for coffee’ a year after his wife’s tragic death from leukaemia 

  • Former Sky Sports presenter has found new love after his wife died last year   
  • TV anchor is believed to have met Derrina Jebb, 27, through church group 
  • Thomas’ wife Gemma tragically passed away from a rare form a blood cancer


MailOnline Reporter

21:17 EST, 29 December 2018

22:09 EST, 29 December 2018

Former Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas has found new love a year after his wife passed away.

The TV anchor suffered a tragic loss last year when his wife Gemma Thomas, 40, died from a rare form a blood cancer.

It is understood that Thomas, who has spoken about his grief at length, has met someone new through his church.

The former Blue Peter presenter, who has described himself as a “man of faith”, met Derrina Jebb, 27, through his church.

Jebb is a church minister’s daughter and currently works in the legal industry. According to sources, the pair are taking things “very slowly”.

Earlier this month, Thomas gave his first newspaper interview since losing his wife to the Daily Mail.  

Thomas left Sky sports this year to spend more time with his Ethan, admitting he felt his family planner now felt ‘redundant’

The presenter shared his heartache and revealed that his son Ethan, 8, wakes up every morning missing his late mother. 

The Norfolk born father-of-one, 45, who left the sports channel this year to spend more time with his Ethan, admitted he felt his family planner now felt ‘redundant’.

His confession arrived just weeks before the first anniversary of his wife’s last November, when she was sent home for bed rest by her GP after visiting three times with flu-like symptoms.

She died just four days after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia, aged 40. 

simon Thomas of Sky Sports and wife Gemma Sport for Freedom Anti-Slavery Day Gala Dinner, Stamford Bridge, London,


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