Nicholas Radbourn Hewer (born 17 February 1944) is a retired English television presenter, former public relations expert, and company director (2010).
He was Alan Sugar’s adviser in the British television programme The Apprentice from 2005 to 2014. He hosted the Channel 4 show Countdown with Rachel Riley and Susie Dent from 2012 to 2021.
According to various online resources famous reality star Nick Hewer’s Net Worth is $1-5 million at the age of 75 years old. He earned the money being a professional reality star.
Hewer was born on February 17, 1944, in Swindon, England. His mother, Mary Patricia Hewer (née Jamison; 1918–1999), was a senior partner of Hewer, Spriggs and Wilson, a veterinary practice in Swindon’s Old Town.
His father, John David Radbourn Hewer (1915–2010), was a senior partner of Hewer, Spriggs and Wilson, a veterinary practice in Swindon’s Old Town. When they were both university students in Dublin, they met. Hewer was educated at Clongowes Wood College, a Jesuit boarding school in County Kildare, Ireland, and grew up in Old Town. Hewer is the youngest of four siblings, with two sisters and two brothers.
John Radbourn Hewer, Hewer’s grandfather, began his career as a veterinarian in Swindon in 1912. Oswald Jamison, his maternal grandpa, was the High Sheriff of Belfast in the 1920s.
He was accepted into Trinity College, Dublin, to study law, but his parents could not afford the tuition.
Hewer traveled to London in the 1960s at the age of 20 to work as a trainee for a public relations (PR) firm. He joined the board of directors six years later and finally bought out the owner, becoming the only stakeholder.
Amstrad recruited his public relations firm to represent them in 1983. He worked in the Amstrad management group for 21 years. In 1998, he sold his public relations firm.
Hewer’s celebrity as a businessman and public person has been exploited in a variety of ways; for example, in 2012, he was one of many celebrities who helped promote the UK’s automatic enrolment pension scheme.
He collaborated with Vista Print in 2013 on their “Build Your Small Business” campaign, and Bark.com in 2014 to promote its services marketplace offering.
Through their business relationship, Hewer and Alan Sugar, the former owner of Amstrad, became friends. In BBC One’s The Apprentice, he became one of Sugar’s advisers. Hewer said on December 18, 2014, that he has decided to depart the show after the tenth series, saying it was “the right time.”
Hewer took over as host of the Channel 4 game program Countdown from sports presenter Jeff Stelling on January 9, 2012. Hewer announced his departure from Countdown in 2021 on December 7, 2020. On June 25, he was succeeded by Anne Robinson on his final program.
Hewer hosted a four-part BBC Two programme called The Farm Fixer in July 2012, in which he supported farmers in Northern Ireland in expanding their businesses.
He has co-hosted two BBC One programs with Margaret Mountford, The Town That Never Retired and We All Pay Your Benefits.
He was the topic of a Who Do You Think You Are? show on BBC One on August 28, 2013.
In July 2014, Hewer and Margaret Mountford co-hosted a BBC One documentary series titled Nick and Margaret: Too Many Immigrants? This looked into the impact of immigrants and sentiments toward them in the United Kingdom.
Hewer hosted a BBC two show called Nick and Margaret: The Trouble with Our Trains with Mountford in 2015. Where they investigate all of Britain’s railway challenges and intricacies.
Hewer has featured on the panel shows Would I Lie to You? (2011), Ask Rhod Gilbert (2011), Have I Got News for You (2011, 2012, 2014, 2016), Room 101 (2012), and Big Star’s Little Star (2015).
He starred in BBC’s Celebrity Antiques Road Trip with Mountford in December 2015.
In 2018, Hewer competed in The Great British Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer in series 1, episode 2 for Stand Up to Cancer. Hewer and a group of six other celebrities competed in the BBC programme Pilgrimage in 2022.
Hewer married Margo Spindler in 1973, and the couple had two daughters before divorcing in 1985. James, his son, briefly served as co-director of his father’s business.
Since 2015, Hewer has been a patron of the charity Pancreatic Cancer Action, and in 2017, he hosted the organization’s BBC Radio 4 charity appeal during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
In July 2008, he drove a Renault 4 from London to Ulaanbaatar in the Mongol Rally, a charity driving event. He helped Hope and Homes for Children generate nearly £12,000. He chronicled his voyage in a series of blogs for The Daily Telegraph’s online travel section.
Hewer was a Labour Party supporter for many years. He remarked on Question Time in 2017 that he had backed the party since Harold Wilson, but he was critical of Jeremy Corbyn and Ed Miliband’s leaderships.
After his Countdown co-host Rachel Riley faced abuse on social media for speaking out against anti-Semitism inside the party, he announced in January 2019 that he would no longer vote for Labour.
On November 2, 2012, Kingston University awarded Hewer an honorary Doctor of Letters degree in appreciation of his “exceptional contribution to business and entrepreneurship.”
He was elected President of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists on April 1, 2019.
Hewer has a hat collection that represents the national attire of the nations he has visited. His collection includes a border guard headgear from Kazakhstan that he got under unexplained circumstances.