Hewer at the BAFTAs in 2009
|Born||Nicholas Radbourn Hewer
17 February 1944 
Swindon, Wiltshire, England
|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 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 extremely fast cars with which they kept in immediate touch with clients' farm livestock in rural North Wilts during the 1940s, 50s and 60s) had met when both were university students in Dublin. He has two sisters and two brothers. His grandfather, John, began as a vet in Swindon on Drove Road in 1912. His maternal grandfather, Oswald Jamison was High Sheriff of Belfast during the 1920s.
He started his own PR company in 1966. He spent 21 years in the Amstrad management group. His PR company was hired by Amstrad to represent them in 1983. He sold his PR agency in 1998.
In July 2012, Hewer presented a four-programme BBC Two series called The Farm Fixer, where he assisted farmers in Northern Ireland in diversifying.
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 an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Kingston University recognising his 'outstanding contribution to business and entrepreneurship' .
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- Nick Hewer receives honorary degree from Kingston University
- Nick Hewer receives honorary doctorate from Kingston University
|Host of Countdown