Is Olly Smith married? Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Sophie Smith with whom he lives together in southern England. The couple is blessed with two daughters from their conjugal life named Ruby & Lily. Their family is also accompanied by a dog named Busby and three pet cats.
The names of their daughters are Ruby and Lily who are at the age of 13 and 11 years respectively as of now. Smith has already celebrated his 16th marriage anniversary and this would continue till their last breathe as the couple is very loyal and supportive of each other. Let’s explore in detail about Smith’s wiki and some interesting personal facts about him:
Who is Olly Smith?
Olly Smith was born on 18 September 1974, which makes his age be 46 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is a recognized British television presenter, columnist, author as well as a wine expert. This multi-award-winning wine expert is noted for his boundless knowledge and finely tuned tastebuds who was honored among 500 most influential people in the UK.
In March 2017, his podcast A Glass With… was launched that drinks with the stars! A celebrity guest is featured in each episode where they chat with Olly about their life and interest. Some of the popular featured celebrities of the show include Sir Michael Parkinson, Dawn French, Dermot O’Leary, Clare Balding, Sam Neill, PINK and Sting and Trudie Styler.
Early Life and Education
Smith was born in 1974 and his place of birth is in Darlington, England. He is blessed with an elder brother named Will Smith (born 8 June 1971) who is well known for being a stand-up comedian, novelist, actor and producer as well. He was a chorister during his childhood days in the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.
Career and Professional Life
Moving to his professional life, Smith is serving The Mail on Sunday’s Event Magazine as a wine editor and contributes by writing a weekly wine column. He has also garnered the experience of serving for Men’s Health, Wine & Spirit and Sainsbury’s supermarket magazines.
He has also authored three books named Eat & Drink, Wine: Both Barrels and Behind Enemy Wines published in the year 2010, 2012 and 2013 respectively. He has also worked for films like Wallace, Pingu, Charlie and Lola and Wallace and Gromit.
Moving to his television career, he contributes to BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen as a wine expert. He often made his appearance on ITV’s This Morning as a guest. He also served as a presenter for Last Taste of Summer’s four-part series in September 2014 which was telecasted on This Morning.
Smith has also gained popularity by appearing in the short-lived Iron Chef UK as a host in 2010. The following year, he contributed to a ten-part series of The Secret Supper Club for Channel 4 in 2011. He has also contributed to The Discovery Channel as a voice-over artist performing for ITV show The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers.
He also worked for BBC Radio 4’s Dude, Where’s My Title? as a writer and presenter. Together with Roger Moore, he worked for UNICEF’s The Fly Who Loved Me Christmas cartoon.
Wine expert Olly Smith is married to wife Sophie Smith. They have been residing together in southern England with their family including two daughters named Ruby and Lily. They have a healthy and sound family life joined by a number of pets. The professional success of Smith could be the support that he has been gaining from his family life.
Moving to body measurements, Olly Smith would always be recognized for his weight loss issues. He suffered a knee injury in 2014 making him deprived of running across the Spring and early Summer. He was able to lose 4 stones with his hard work and dedication.
Salary and Net worth
Smith has an estimated net worth of 1 million USD. He was listed in the top 75 most influential people in the UK wine trade by Off License News in 2011. Talking more about his achievements, he has earned UK Vineyards Association Communicator of the Year in 2012 and also Wines of Portugal Journalism Award in his name in the same year.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of British wine expert Olly Smith is prepared by most of the popular wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. Find him on Facebook @jollyolly and on Twitter @jollyolly where he has amassed more than 8k and 50k followers respectively.