He is best known as the affable host of the 1970s and '80s top-rating kids television show, but Simon Townsend’s story goes far beyond Wonder World!
Dating back to the 1960s, Simon Townsend was forging a successful career for himself across print, radio and television.
He also earned a reputation as a risk-taker and a rebel who stood up for what he believed in.
Here are 15 facts you might not know about the wonderful world of Simon Townsend:
Simon's career certainly did not end with Wonder World!. He went on to create the ABC show TVTV in the 1990s, worked as a news producer for CNN during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, and in the early 2000s was a radio producer for 2GB.
Simon also taught at the Australian College of Journalism in the early 2000s, but has since retired to enjoy life with his family and being a grandfather.