Radio star Simon Hirst reveals he is becoming a woman

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Former Capital Yorkshire radio presenter Simon Hirst has revealed that he is becoming a woman.

Simon announced yesterday during an interview with Stephen Nolan on BBC Radio Five that he had changed his name to Stephanie and was in the process of becoming a woman.

Simon, who also hosted the Hit40UK national commercial radio Top 40 chart between 2003 and 2006, is halfway through gender reassignment treatment.

He told Stephen Nolan that he had made the decision to become a woman because he “doesn’t want to hide anymore. I can be me. I am a woman, and that’s it.”