Distinguishing Namesakes: Tommy Mallet and Timmy Mallett Unrelated Despite Almost Identical Last Names

Tommy Mallet's real name is not Tommy Mallet.

England: Tommy Mallet and Timmy Mallett are often assumed to be related or at least have some family ties.

However, they are not related in any way besides the two facts: one, they both have worked in television and second, their last names are almost similar. But… wait!! There’s a twist, which we will discuss later in the article.

Searching for their links, although Tommy and Timmy are from England, one is from the east side and one from the west, meaning they are from entirely different parts.

It’s clear that Mallet and Mallett are not linked to one another. But let’s find out who they are as individuals.

Key Takeaways

  • Tommy Mallet’s real name is not Tommy Mallet.
  • Timmy Mallett is known for his different jobs, from radio/television presenting to making impressive art.

Mallet Is An Entrepreneur

Tommy Mallet grew up in Islington, north London, and moved to Essex with his parents when he was 15.

Mallet came to the limelight in 2014 when he joined the cast of The Only Way Is Essex (Towie).

A year later, he co-founded a footwear brand, Mallet London, which was sold in 2023.

The businessman and reality show star also collaborated with Belvoir&Co to create a line of sunglasses.

Tommy also co-owns a popular Essex nightclub Circuit and has started a new shoewear brand, CTRNE.

Regarding his personal life, Tommy is married. He tied the knot with Georgia Kousoulou in January 2024.

Their wedding came after several years of dating (2004) and two years of engagement (2022).

Moreover, the pair also share a son, Brody Fordham, born on May 5, 2021. Yes, Fordham.

Tommy’s Real Last Name Is Fordham

Yes, you heard it right: Mallet is not his last name. His real name is Tommy Fordham, which was confirmed by his wife.

During a Q&A session on Georgia’s page, one fan asked, “Congratulations could you plz explain. I’m confused by baby’s surname did I miss something?”

Replying to the comment, she wrote, “Mallet is a nickname for Tommy! Fordham is his real name.”

So, we can now cross out one of the two similarities shared by Tommy and Timmy.

Mallett Is A Multifaceted Artist

Timmy Mallett, born on October 18, 1955, is an English television presenter, broadcaster, author, and artist.

The Cheshire-born radio/television presenter hosted various Radio Oxford shows and co-presented the Manchester-based BBC2 youth music show Oxford Road Show.

In addition to his presenting jobs, Mallett has appeared in reality series like I’m a Celebrity…Get me Out of Here!

Moreover, he also formed a band, Bombalurina, and worked on several covers and original music.

Timmy is an oil painter and acrylic and watercolor artist who sells his works in galleries across the UK and Europe.

In Case You Didn’t Know

  • Timmy Mallett is a huge fan of two soccer teams, Oxford United and Maidenhead United.
  • After he was hit by a huge tax bill following the sale of his footwear brand, Mallet, Tommy sold everything, including his $330K (£200K) Ferrari.


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