He is also a Scrabble Expert.
He appeared on Fifteen to One in 2002. In 2008, he appeared on the first series of Only Connect as a member of the "Edinburgh Scrabblers" team. His other members were ex-Countdowners, Alan Sinclair and Melanie Beaumont.
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|1232||14/02/1992||P||Phil Jordan||62 – 49||Simon Gillam||Jan Harvey||Richard Samson||84|
|5927||26/05/2014||P||Samir Pilica||120 – 53||Simon Gillam||Julia Bradbury||Susie Dent||133|