Hewer at the BAFTAs in 2009
|Born||Nicholas Radbourn Hewer
17 February 1944 
Swindon, Wiltshire, England
|Nationality||Irish and British|
|Education||Clongowes Wood College|
|Occupation||Public relations consultant (retired)
|Years active||1966–98 (Amstrad/Business career)
2005–present (Television career)
|Known for||Advisor to Lord Sugar in United Kingdom version of The Apprentice, Host of Countdown|
|Home town||Swindon, Wiltshire, England|
|Spouse(s)||Margo Spindler (divorced)|
|Parents||Patricia and John Hewer|
Nicholas Radbourn "Nick" Hewer (born 17 February 1944) is a British former public relations consultant-turned-television personality and television presenter, who lives in Northamptonshire, England. He is probably best known for his role as Lord Sugar's advisor on the UK version of the BBC television show The Apprentice. Since 2012, he has been host of the long-running Channel 4 programme Countdown, alongside Rachel Riley and Susie Dent, having taken over from Jeff Stelling.
Hewer was born in Swindon on 17 February 1944. He lived in Old Town, and was educated at Clongowes Wood College, an exclusive Jesuit boarding school, located in County Kildare, Ireland. His mother, Patricia Hewer (née Jamison), and father, John David Radbourn Hewer (senior partner of the Old Town firm of veterinary surgeons Hewer, Spriggs and Wilson, well known for prompt professional attention and for the fast cars with which they kept in immediate touch with clients' farm livestock in rural north Wiltshire during the 1940s, 50s and 60s) had met when both were university students in Dublin. He has two sisters and two brothers.
Hewer’s status as a well-respected business man and public figure is often utilised; for example in 2012, he was one of many celebrities to help promote the change in the UK pension scheme to automatic enrolment. In 2013, he worked with Vista Print on their “Build Your Small Business Campaign”  More recently, he has become the brand ambassador for QMS International plc., who specialise in ISO certification.
In July 2012, Hewer presented a four-part series on BBC Two called The Farm Fixer, where he assisted farmers in Northern Ireland in diversifying.
In July 2014, Hewer co-presented a BBC One documentary series with Mountford called "Nick and Magaret: Too many Immigrants?" which researched the impact of and attitudes towards immigrants in the UK and London.
Hewer married Margo Spindler in 1973 but they divorced in 1985.
In July 2008, Hewer took part in the charity drive event, the Mongol Rally, in a Renault 4, driving from London to Ulan Bator. He raised over £12,000 for Hope and Homes for Children. He wrote a series of blogs about his journey for the online travel section of the Daily Telegraph.
Hewer is a supporter of the Labour Party. On 2 November 2012, Hewer received a Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Kingston University recognising his 'outstanding contribution to business and entrepreneurship'.
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- All fired up! (Irish Independent) 26 March 2008
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- Nick Hewer Family History
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- "Celebrity bosses raise awareness of biggest pensions change in over a century". Department for Work and Pensions. 17 September 2012.
- Frost, Caroline (6 August 2013). "The Apprentice's Nick Hewer Reveals The Three Things Anyone Thinking Of Starting A Business Should Know". Huffington Post.
- Nick Hewer QMS Ambassador
- "The Apprentice star Nick Hewer is new host of Countdown". the Guardian. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
- "Nick Hewer on The Apprentice: Interview". The Daily Telegraph (London). 23 March 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009.
- "Justgiving - Nick Hewer". Retrieved 12 June 2008.
- "BBC News - Nick Hewer: The Labour Party's new 'apprentices'". www.bbc.co.uk. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
- Nick Hewer receives honorary degree from Kingston University
- Nick Hewer receives honorary doctorate from Kingston University
|Host of Countdown