Simon Raymond made his first appearance 4 June 1996. His is portrayed by Andrew Lynford.


Simon is the older brother of Tiffany Mitchell. Their mother, Louise left the family home when Simon and Tiffany were young leaving them to be brought up by their abusive and alcoholic father Terry. Simon who had come to terms with his sexuality got involved in a relationship with another man called Howard. This came to an end when the relationship became abusive and Simon left for Walford to search for Tiffany.


Simon arrived in Walford in June 1996 looking for his sister Tiffany Mitchell. He soon settled in Walford and fell for local boy Tony Hills, who happened to be Tiffany's boyfriend. Following a kiss in Blackpool Tony, who was still confused about his sexuality, claimed it was a one off and he still loved Tiffany and Simon decided to keep quiet. Following a tortuous couple of months where Simon tries to encourage Tony to accept his sexuality Simon cannot take it any longer and offers him an ultimatum either Tony gives him a reason to stay or he will leave Walford for good. Tony admits his true feelings for Simon and kisses him passionately when they are interrupted by Tiffany.

Simon and Tony have an on off relationship during the rest of their time in Walford before leaving to travel the world together.

See also

Ian Beale | Sharon Watts | Kathy Beale | Martin Fowler | Phil Mitchell | Bianca Jackson | Sonia Fowler | Peter Beale | Ben Mitchell | Billy Mitchell | Mo Harris | Patrick Trueman | Bobby Beale | Jean Slater | Ruby Allen | Denise Fox | Max Branning | Shirley Carter | Jay Brown | Rainie Branning | Jack Branning | Dotty Cotton | Whitney Dean | Tiffany Butcher | Dotty Cotton | Tina Carter | Linda Carter | Mick Carter | Kush Kazemi | Ollie Carter | Keegan Baker | Karen Taylor | Bernadette Taylor | Callum "Halfway" Highway | Mitch Baker | Stuart Highway | Bailey Baker | Habiba Ahmed | Iqra Ahmed | Ash Panesar | Sheree Trueman | Isaac Baptiste | Vinny Panesar | Jagvir Panesar | Suki Panesar
Characters (Selected)
Saeed Jeffery | Debbie Wilkins | Tony Carpenter | Kelvin Carpenter | Naima Jeffery | Sue Osman | Mehmet Osman | Ali Osman | Vicki Fowler | Zoe Slater | Chrissie Watts | David Wicks | Simon Wicks | Ricky Butcher | Diane Butcher | Liam Butcher | Dean Wicks | Babe Smith | Courtney Mitchell | Grant Mitchell | Nancy Carter | Johnny Carter | Tanya Cross | Lauren Branning | Michelle Fowler | Alfie Moon | Annie Smith | Lofty Holloway | Mary Smith | Bianca Jackson | Stacey Fowler | Lee Carter | Louise Mitchell | Lisa Fowler | Dot Branning | Keanu Taylor | Bex Fowler | Kat Slater |Andrew Cotton
Characters (Selected)
Andy O'Brien | Lou Beale | Pete Beale | Arthur Fowler | Cindy Beale | Steve Owen | Tiffany Mitchell | Ethel Skinner | Angie Watts | Roy Evans | Paul Trueman | Mark Fowler | Barry Evans | Nana Moon | Den Watts | Dennis Rickman | Johnny Allen | Pauline Fowler | Frank Butcher | Archie Mitchell | Bradley Branning | Tony King | Pat Evans | Heather Trott | Derek Branning | Stan Carter | Lucy Beale | Nick Cotton | Jim Branning | Charlie Slater | Peggy Mitchell | Arthur Chubb (Fatboy) | Ronnie Mitchell | Roxy Mitchell | Steven Beale | Abi Branning | Harold Legg | Hunter Owen | Mel Owen  | Leo King | Denny Rickman | Daniel Cook
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