Entertainment All you need to know about Escape to the Perfect Town presenter Steve Brown
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Jordan Brown, 25, of Barry, Wales, was found guilty of murdering Jordan Davies, 23, at Cardiff Crown Court on Tuesday following a three-week trial. The jury took just over two hours to return a guilty verdict on a single count of murder. Brown was remanded in custody to appear at the same court on Friday for sentencing.During the trial CCTV footage was shown as part of the evidence which caught the moment that Brown stabbed his victim on December 16 last year.The footage shows the initial confrontation between Brown and Mr Davies in Barry while a mutual friend watches on.
is back on our screens this week thanks to BBC repeating episodes, giving viewers the chance to watch everyday people look for their dream home in a new location.
The BBC programme, which started last year, sees one of the beloved Escape stars take hopeful house hunters on a search to find a new property in a brand new town. One of the presenters fronting the show is Steve Brown – but what else is there to know about the TV star?
Steve is a presenter and former Paralympic wheelchair rugby player. The 39-year-old suffered a severe accident that left him wheelchair bound when he was 24 years old.
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Steve Brown presenter many shows for the BBC
After falling from a first-floor balcony, Steve broke his cervical vertebra (below the skull) and trapped his spinal cord. On his injury, he told the Radio Times: "I wasn't larking around, I just tripped and fell. Of course I wasn't happy about it, but I wasn't wishing the world would end. There was nothing I could change, so I just had to make the most of things."
Steve is former Parlympic wheelchair rugby player
After his lengthy recovery, Steve went to watch a game of wheelchair rugby and was inspired to take up the sport. Soon after, he went on to join the Great Britain squad before becoming captain of the team for the 2012 Paralympic games. Steve went on to lead the team to fifth place. After his success at the games, Steve then retired professionally and turned to TV work.
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A brother and sister, aged 11 and 14, transformed their grandmother's old car into a DIY movie theatre with the help of their science teacher dad. Mikalah and Samuel Strickling removed the seats, seatbelts, carpets, matting and other fittings from the car before making a wooden frame for a mattress. The duo then added a mattress and TV they found on the side of the road into the vehicle. They decorated their makeshift theatre using party lights and their covers. Dad Jacob Strickling told Newsflare: "The kids have had a few nights of watching movies in the car with chips, popcorns and lollies and then spending the night sleeping in the car. "Mikalah has even had a few nights with her friends in the car for sleepovers.
The sportsman has presented for shows such as The One Show, Countryfile, Springwatch and, more recently, Escape to the Perfect Town alongside Jonnie Irwin and Sonali Shah. The TV regular has also presented coverage for the Invictus Games and the BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge.
Steve became captain of the GB team
Despite his successful career in the sporting world, Steve dreamt of a TV career from the start. While at school, Steve was told by a careers advisor to forget his presenting dream. "I told him that I wanted to be a wildlife presenter," he told Radio Times.
"I grew up exploring the countryside around where I lived in Kent. [...] and I loved programmes like The Really Wild Show and everything with David Attenborough. But the careers master just told me I wouldn't be able to do that and to forget it."
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