Simon Jordan

Simon Jordan


Official Agent: Jo Carlton

Simon Jordan is a serial entrepreneur and made his fortunes in the mobile phone industry, building his company from scratch. He sold The Pocket Phone Shop in 2000 for £75 million, aged 32. In the same year he bought Crystal Palace FC, becoming the youngest ever owner of a Football League club – the club his father played for and the team he had supported as a child. During his ten years in football, covering the entire decade of the noughties, he became one of the most recognisable faces in the game and led Crystal Palace to the Premier League in 2004 – making him the youngest Premier League Football club owner at just 36.

He is the author of best-selling book Be Careful What You Wish For, former columnist for The Observer and starred in the major ITV series Fortune: Million Pound Giveaway.

In 2008, Simon Jordan produced the film Telstar based on the play about the life of record producer, Joe Meek. The film followed Jordan's production of the play of the same title at London's New Ambassadors Theatre. The film was solely funded by Jordan and featured Kevin Spacey, James Corden and JJ Feild. It was a critical success but only opened in 45 screens in the UK. In 2006, Jordan part funded and exec-produced Sweeney Todd, starring Ray Winstone and Tom Hardy.

Simon now co-presents White & Jordan, TalkSport's flagship show full of sporting insight and opinion with Jim White, Mondays to Fridays from 10:00. The programme won the award for Audio Show of the Year at both the 2021 and 2023 SJA British Sports Journalism Awards. He has also teamed up with Danny Kelly to host the popular Marathonbet podcasts Football's Deadly Sins and Boot Room To Boardroom And Everything In Between.

He is a popular and frequent guest on panel shows such as Jeremy Vine, The Wright Stuff, The Debate and previously co-presented The Final Word on TalkSport – a weekly Sunday radio show with Danny Kelly. He has also appeared as a panellist on BBC One's Question Time.

Simon has a regular insightful opinion lead column for the Daily Mail. He is also a restaurant owner and founder of Octane Magazine.

Simon Jordan

TV Credits

  • Question Time - BBC One
  • Jeremy Vine - Channel 5
  • The Debate - Sky Sports
  • The Wright Stuff - Channel 5
  • Premier League World - Sky Sports
  • Transfer Deadline Day - BT Sport
  • Sports Hub - BT Sport
  • Sky Sports News
  • Fortune: Million Pound Giveaway - ITV


  • White and Jordan - TalkSport
  • The Final Word - TalkSport
  • Fighting Talk - BBC Radio 5 Live
  • 606 - BBC Radio 5 Live


  • Football's Deadly Sins - Marathonbet
  • Boot Room To Boardroom And Everything In Between - Marathonbet


  • Be Careful What You Wish For (2013)