He’ll be sharing the inside track on his latest adventures taking on pirates, drug dealers and Dutch special forces in the new BBC series Indian Ocean, due to air mid-April 2012.

Simon, known for the BBC series Equator, Tropic of Capricorn and Tropic of Cancer, will be taking to the Kathmandu Big Stage at Earl’s Court Two to share his passion for travel, wildlife, history, current affairs, conservation and the environment.  He’ll also be on hand to answer questions from aspiring adventurers.

Read the full interview with Simon here

“Travelling around the Indian Ocean has been my most exotic and extreme adventure, taking me from the horrors of the frontline in Mogadishu, Somalia, to the beauty of places like the Maldives and the Seychelles. I can’t wait to share a few tales from my travels at the TNT Travel show,” says Simon.

A host of other travel experts will be joining the popular presenter at the show to share invaluable travel tips and tricks of their trade, including founder of The Adventurists Tom Morgan, travel blogger Dylan Lowe and TNT Magazine travel editor Laura Chubb.  Other speaker highlights will include Lonely Planet’s Laura Lindsay with exciting alternative summer holiday inspiration and insider guides to offbeat spots such as Jordan and Bosnia, with David Symes from On the Go Tours and Mustafa Panjeta, Bosnia Guide for Balkan Road Trip.

Busabout guide, Ben Hutchinson, will also be able to enlighten travellers on backpacking around Europe on a budget while Deborah Kleynhans from Backpacking South Africa will be shedding light on how to help change lives and see another side to the country.

Sponsored by Flight Centre, along with associate sponsors Travel Talk, HostelWorld.com , GapYear.com and 1st Contact the one day travel extravaganza is the definitive resource for travellers, with ‘the world under one roof’. There will be a bounty of unmissable travel deals and fantastic prizes up for grabs including a fixie bike.

Announcing Simon’s guest appearance at the show, TNT Multimedia CEO, Kevin Ellis said: “Simon is the epitome of the TNT Travel Show visitor, a globe-trotting, up-for-everything individual.  It’s a real coup having him associated with the show and I’m sure he’ll be inspiring plenty of people to get out there and explore.”
Simon will be appearing on the main stage at 11am.  For more information on the show and to register for free entry visit www.tnttravelshow.com.