Speakers Profile - Ant Simpson

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Six years ago Ant Simpson should have become a lawyer. Luckily for him (and anyone ever needing a lawyer) a joke with a mate turned into a radio show and he hasn't had to get a real job since! Now after five years co-hosting 'The Ant & Becks Show' Ant can be heard on the Ant & Sami Lukis drive show on MIX FM in Sydney and Melbourne.

Ant is also a leading voiceover talent, with a keen interest in presenting and writing sketch comedy, having cut his teeth on two university comedy revues while studying at Melbourne University. He has shared MCing duties and acted as celebrity auctioneer for the last two years at BT4BC - Black tie for breast cancer ball, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of the Prince of Wales Hospital. Other highlights have been a tour de force in East Timor entertaining Australia and New Zealand Troops and a crowd pleasing performance at the 2011 'Starry Starry Night' fundraiser for The Alannah & Madeline foundation.

Ant's radio career started in 2003 in the Media studios of RMITV and SYN FM at RMIT Melbourne, it was here cutting his teeth in student media where he met Beck's and their on air partnership began. Ant was the production manager and host of "The Milk Bar" on SYN FM and Beck a segment presenter and host on RMITV. After hitting it off at a chance on set meeting, Ant invited Becks to co-host the milk bar for a week and the rest as they say, is history.

After the success of the Milk Bar, Becks pursued a radio career with the then RG Captial on Mix 106.3 breakfast, Townsville, while Ant remained in Melbourne to complete his LLB/BA at Melbourne University. After 2 years up north, Becks convinced his bosses to hear some of the pairs work and they were offered breakfast on Star FM 94.3/97.9 Gippsland in 2006.After a few months on air in Gippsland, the boys were asked to take up the soon to be vacated network drive shift across the then Macquarie Regional Radioworks network. In 2007, Broadcasting out of the Gold Coast to 46 markets, "The Benchwarmers with Ant and Becks" was born.

3 successful years and back to back Australian Commercial Radio awards for best Networked show later, The Ant and Becks Show arrived in Sydney in 2010. Two years later Ant continues to avoid being a lawyer with the Ant & Sami Lukis drive show on Mix 106.5 Sydney and Mix 101.1 Melbourne.