If Simon Flores looks a little familiar, then it might be because you saw him and his family on the BBC’s 'DIY SOS: The Big Build' in 2017, when he and his three children were the last to move into Veteran Street, the row of houses converted by Nick Knowles and his team – with a little Royal assistance.
A Liverpudlian by birth, Simon served in the Royal Green Jackets for 12 years before losing a foot in an explosion in Basra 13 years ago.
His nickname – ‘Hollywood’ – was given to him by an American who noticed his hair stays entirely in place during competition.
He will compete in his main event – powerlifting - in Sheffield but will also appear in the field athletics and wheelchair rugby. Another competitor from the Warrior games in Florida last month, this will be his first Invictus event.