Dick and Dom
Dick and Dom met in a high security prison in 1996 accused of a crime they didn’t commit...
The duo met at the BBC back in 1996 when Dick was working as a runner (maker of tea) and Dom was appearing on CBBC shows as a magician. Dick had a spare room in a house he was renting and Dom moved in. During the five years they lived together, they presented the CBBC Broom Cupboard Live continuity links, and over the last 16 years of being a double act, Dick and Dom have become two of the most loved presenters and one of the biggest brands in the children’s arena.
They found fame on the double BAFTA award winning Dick and Dom in da Bungalow which ran for five series and saw celebrities and contestants playing various oddly named and weirdly themed games. This programme gave them the opportunity to show their spontaneity as it was live, unrehearsed and unscripted. It also led to their love of creamy muck muck(custard) and the word that has become synonymous with them and is often shouted at them in the street – Bogies!
Their career on CBBC has gone from strength-to-strength, with a diverse portfolio of programming over the years across different genres - from sitcom, gameshows, factual to entertainment shows including the BAFTA nominated Diddy Movies (where they play their alter-egos Diddy Dick and Dom), The Legend of Dick and Dom,Bring it On, Splatalot and Da Dick and Dom Dairies, amongst other guest appearances. Their new factual entertainment show Absolute Genius,celebrating famous inventors lives has been given rave reviews.
The Legend of Dick and Dom, where they play the feckless Princes Dick and Dom of Fyredor, ran for three successful series and was nominated for a BAFTA 3 times.
In addition to their CBBC programming they have been the faces and voices of many other shows across TV and radio including The Sunday Morning Show on BBC Radio 1, Are You Smarter than a 10 Year Old on Sky 1 and were finalists in the first series of Let’s Dance for Comic Relief. They are also the voices of B1 and B2 in the animated classic Bananas in Pyjamas and have been the faces of many ‘thank you’ VT’s on the main Comic Relief/Sport Relief and Children in Need shows. Recently they have been heard on the 4 o'clock show on BBC Radio 4 Extra with their own science entertainment series.
They appeared in the feature film Horrid Henry: The Movie to critical acclaim in 2011 as part of a celebrity packed cast including Richard E Grant and Anjelica Huston to name just a few.
They have also enchanted audiences at various festivals including Camp Bestival and Lollibop. Their mix of humour and anarchy entertains a wide audience of not only children but students and parents alike. Their Live experience spans not only festivals but award ceremonies and DJ gigs.
This Summer they are hosting 'So you think you can be a Blue Peter presenter?'..a nationwide search for the next BP presenter. They have become the new voices of 'Takeshi's Castle Rebooted' on Sky Challenge and there will be a second series of the BAFTA nominated 'Diddy Movies' and 'Absolute Genius' for CBBC.