Michael Simpson Wiki (Pete Burns’ ex-Husband) Height Age, Family, Net Worth, Facts & More

Michael Simpson (born in 1960; Age: 63 years) a British television personality hailing from England and aged 63, gained recognition as the former spouse of the renowned singer, songwriter, musician, and TV personality, Pete Burns.

Pete Burns rose to fame with his hit song “You Spin Me Round” and was also a former member of the band Dead or Alive. Despite their brief nine-month relationship, Michael and Pete eventually separated. Tragically, on October 23, 2016, Pete Burns passed away in London at the age of 57 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Michael Simpson Biography

Born in 1960 in England, United Kingdom, Michael Simpson hails from a British family and currently resides in London, England, UK. As of 2023, he is 63 years old. Simpson holds British nationality, although his zodiac sign is currently unknown.

Michael Simpson was born in 1960 in England
Michael Simpson was born in 1960 in England

Michael Simpson’s interest in learning and studying new things started during his childhood. He completed his higher schooling at a local high school in his hometown. Later on, he attended a private university with the goal of obtaining a bachelor’s degree.

Personal Information

Full name Michael Simpson
Nickname Michael
Profession Television personality
Famous as Pete Burns’ ex-husband
Birth Details
Birthday Will update
Birth year 1960
Age (as of 2023) 63 years old
Birthplace England
Current residence London, England, UK
Nationality British
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Caucasian
Zodiac sign Not available
Parents Mother: Updated soon
Father: Updated soon
Siblings Sister – Not known
Brother – Not known
Other family members Not available
Education & Qualification
School Local High School
University Private University
Qualifications Graduate
Love Life and Spouse
Marital Status Divorced
Ex-wife Pete Burns
Girlfriend Not known
Children N/A
Physical Appearance  
Height In feet and inches- 5 ft 9 in
In meters- 1.75 m
In centimeters- 175 cm
Weight In kg- 72 kg
In pounds- 158.7 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eyes Color Brown
Tattoos None
Income and Collection
Net Worth $400k – $700k
Cars Not known
House Well-furnished house in London

Parents and Siblings

Despite extensive research into his personal life and family background, there is little information available about Michael Simpson’s parents and siblings. It is known that he was born into a British Christian family of Caucasian ethnicity. However, it appears that Simpson is a very private individual and has not publicly shared much information about his personal life online.

Pete Burns and Michael Simpson’s Relationship and Marriage

Prior to his relationship with Pete Burns, which began on February 9, 2006, Michael Simpson was previously married and had a daughter with his wife. The name of his daughter is not known. Simpson and Burns had a civil ceremony in July 2006, but their relationship ended just nine months later.

Michael Simpson is the ex husband of Pete Burns
Michael Simpson is the ex-husband of Pete Burns

Before his relationship with Michael Simpson, Pete Burns was married to Lynne Corlett in 1980, but they divorced in 2006. Lynne Corlett stated in an interview that Burns and Simpson were involved with each other prior to their divorce in 2006.


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Physical Status

Although Michael Simpson is a British personality, there is limited public information available about his physical attributes. However, estimates suggest that he is around 5 ft 9 in or 1.75 meters tall and weighs approximately 72 kg or 158.7 lbs. It is not clear whether he shares any details about his fitness or health publicly. As for his appearance, Simpson has blonde hair and brown eyes.

Michael Simpson is 5 ft 9 in tall
Michael Simpson is 5 ft 9 in tall

Who was Pete Burns?

Michael is commonly recognized for being the former spouse of the renowned pop star, songwriter, and singer, Peter Jozzeppi Burns, famously known as Pete Burns. In 1979, he established a musical group called Nightmares in Wax, which underwent modifications to its members in 1980 and underwent a name change to Dead or Alive. Michael served as the band’s lead vocalist and primary songwriter.

The musical group achieved significant popularity with their hit single “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” in 1984. Pete’s career was later revitalized by his participation in the fourth season of the reality television show, Big Brother. However, Pete’s extensive cosmetic surgeries, which numbered over 300, ultimately led to his bankruptcy due to the high expenses incurred.

Michael Simpsons ex wife Pete Burns was a famous singer and songwriter
Michael Simpson’s ex-wife Pete Burns was a famous singer and songwriter

In April 2015, Michael and Pete were unable to afford their rent and as a result, Pete’s landlord experienced a loss of nearly £34,000. Consequently, the landlord requested that they vacate the premises.

Pete Burns Cause of Death

On October 25, 2016, Pete Burns passed away from cardiac arrest at the age of 57 in his apartment. Following the announcement of his death by his ex-husband and ex-wife Lynne, they sought to raise funds through donations to cover the costs of his funeral. However, pop star Boy George stepped forward and paid for all the expenses associated with Pete Burns’ funeral. Boy George has cited Pete Burns as a role model and an inspiration due to his unique voice and music.

Career and Tv Appearance

Michael is a renowned British TV personality who has been part of several TV series and shows. He began his career in television as an additional crew member for the movie “Cosmetic Surgery Nightmares” in 2006. Later that year, Simpson made his on-screen debut in the television movie “Pete Burns Unspun”.

Michael Simpson is a television personality by profession
Michael Simpson is a television personality by profession

In the following year, Simpson appeared on the family reality TV series “Wife Swap”. He also took on the role of Pete’s PA in 2007, a show where Pete Burns was searching for a celebrity PA to assist in managing his life and planning his wedding to his long-term partner, Michael Simpson.

Michael Simpson is known for appearing in Wife Swap in 2007
Michael Simpson is known for appearing in Wife Swap in 2007

Favorites and Hobbies

Sports Basketball and Tennis
Hobbies Traveling, acting, and spending time with his loved ones
Destination California, Miami, and France
Food Grilled Cheese and Roasted Chicken
Color Red, Pink, and Black
Pet Dog and Cat

Michael Simpson’s Net Worth

Michael is a professional TV personality who has made appearances in various TV series and movies throughout his career. He is most recognized for his work on “Wife Swap,” “Pete Burns Unspun,” and “Pete’s PA.” As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be between $400k to $700k. Currently, he resides in his luxurious home located in London, and there is no information available regarding his collection of cars.

6 Random Facts About Michael Simpson

  • Before his marriage to Pete Burns, the couple dated many times each other.
  • On October 25, 2016, Burns was found dead due to cardiac arrest at the age of 57 in his apartment in London, England.
  • Michael is a British personality by nationality whose current lifestyle is not mentioned publicly.
Michael Simpson married Pete Burns in July 2006
Michael Simpson married Pete Burns in July 2006
  • Michael and Pete started their relationship in 2006,  while the singer was still married to his ex-wife Lynne Corlett.
  • Simpson likes to spend time with his loved ones, traveling, acting, and reading books.
  • He has a great interest in singing and he used to listen to his favorite singer’s songs in his free time.


  1. Who is Michael Simpson?

    Michael is a British television personality best known as the ex-husband of Pete Burns, a famous singer, songwriter, musician, and television personality.

  2. How old is Michael Simpson?

    Michael was born in 1960 in England and he is 63 years old in 2023.

  3. Who was Pete Burns’ ex-husband?

    Michael Simpson

  4. What is Michael Simpson’s nationality?

    Michael’s nationality is British.

  5. What is Michael Simpson’s net worth?

    $400k to $700k

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