Mitch knows more totally useless things about useless subjects than anybody on EarthChris Tarrant
Mitchell Symons was born in London and educated at Mill Hill School and the LSE, where he studied Law. Since leaving BBC TV, where he was a researcher and then a director, he has worked as a writer, broadcaster and journalist. He was a principal writer of early editions of the board game Trivial Pursuit and has devised many television formats. Currently he writes an award-winning column for the Sunday Express.
* Mitchell is now wearing not one, but TWO Blue Peter badges proudly at all times after winning Best Book With Facts at the Blue Peter Book Awards, two years running!