Judy Simpson

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Judy Simpson
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Born 14 November 1960

Judith ("Judy") Earline Veronica Simpson (née Livermore) (born 14 November 1960 in Kingston, Jamaica), is a former British heptathlete who went on to appear in the TV show Gladiators.


Simpson competed in three Commonwealth Games, 1982, 1986 and 1990, winning a silver, gold and bronze respectively in the heptathlon. She also competed in the pentathlon at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow and in the heptathlon and long jump at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. She was also the Three A's heptathlon champion in 1982 and 1983. In 1986 Simpson won a bronze medal in the heptathlon at the European Championships in Stuttgart with a personal best points total of 6623.

Between 1993 and 1996 Simpson featured in the UK TV show Gladiators as "Nightshade". After appearing in an Ashes competition with Australian Gladiators she became ill. She appeared for a few episodes of the 1996 series but was later forced to pull out.

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In 1999 Simpson's daughter, Joan Mary, died of meningitis, following a nationwide outbreak of the disease.[1]


  1. ^ BBC News | UK | Brain disease claims Gladiator's baby

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