Grub Smith

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Michael 'Grub' Smith is an English journalist for FHM and Poker Player magazines.

Early life[edit]

Born Michael Smith, he adopted the name Grub when at Downside School, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Somerset, effectively a promotion after being given the nickname Maggot by a master at his prep school.

Grub Smith is a graduate of Cambridge University from where he graduated with a degree in history and anthropology.


After beginning his career on the Literary Review, he worked as a journalist on a series of men's magazines in the UK, starting with GQ.

In 2005, he appeared on the chat show Heads Up with Richard Herring to discuss his life, career and his love of poker, he also commentated on Poker Den, the online series, and the Celebrity Poker Club series. That year, he also appeared on a UK documentary series called Million 2 One where different statistical truths were discussed and explained.


  • Real Sex. HarperCollins Entertainment 2000
  • Real Lover. HarperCollins Entertainment 2000

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