Mitchell Symons was born in London and educated at Mill Hill School and the LSE, where he studied Law. Since leaving BBC TV, where he was a researcher and then a director, he has worked as a writer, broadcaster and journalist. He was a principal writer of early editions of the board game Trivial Pursuit and has devised many television formats. Currently he writes an award-winning column for the Sunday Express.
His children’s books include How to Avoid a Wombat’s Bum and Do Igloos Have Loos? and are packed with jaw-dropping, eyebrow-raising facts and figures. They’ve also won not one but two Blue Peter badges for Best Book with Facts!