Dave Berry (presenter)

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Dave Berry
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Born David Robert Berry
(1978-09-14) 14 September 1978 (age 35)
Lewisham, London, England
Nationality English
Occupation Radio DJ, model, presenter
Years active Late 1990s–present

David Robert Berry (born 14 September 1978 in Lewisham, London[1]) is an English TV and radio presenter. He currently co-presents Capital Breakfast London’s most popular breakfast show on Capital London with over 1.2 million listeners daily. Last year he won Capital Breakfast a TRIC Award for Best Radio/ Digital Radio Programme and has he has previously been nominated for a Rose D’Or Award, Broadcast Award, BAFTA Award, New York Radio Award and twice nominated for a Lafta. Current TV credits include Surprise Surprise with Holly Willoughby, Through the Keyhole with Keith Lemon and Hot Desk all for the ITV network. In addition to Capital Radio, his previous radio and TV credits include; XFM, BBC Two, BBC Three, 4Music, MTV, Channel 4, T4, Sky Living, Nickelodeon and Channel 5.

Career[edit]

Berry began working in a South London clothes shop, Bullfrogs . Around this time, Berry was approached and signed by a modelling agency which led him to front campaigns for high profile brands such as Ted Baker, French Connection, Toni & Guy and Burton (clothing). In the Summer of 2009, Berry co-founded and opened English tailors October House ,[2] a luxury English tailoring brand with Neil Fennell. The brand has fitted several men in entertainment including: David Gandy,[3] Scott Parker,[4] Miles Kane, Mark Cavendish and Johnny Harris (actor).

Television[edit]

Berry began his television presenting career on Nickelodeon UK, where he gained a BAFTA nomination for his work on n-List.[5]

In late 2002 Berry was signed up by MTV UK where along with hosting shows such as the Hitlist UK and fronting coverage for the MTV Europe Music Awards, he launched and was the anchor for MTV UK's TRL UK,[6] which aired daily for three years ending in December 2005. In 2006 Berry took over from Cat Deeley as the host of ITV1's music show CD:UK.

Berry's other TV projects include, for Channel 4, Football Anthems, HomeMade,[7] I'm With The Band, Take Away My Takeaway,[8] Carling Live 24, Vodafone TBA, live V Festival coverage from 2005 - 2009,[9] two series of student quiz The Deadly Knowledge Show[10] as well as a number of movie junkets. For ITV, ITV2 and ITV4, The Brit Awards: Red Carpet/Party On, six series of the iTunes Festival,[11] Beat TV,[12] Soccer Aid,[13] chat show The Hot Desk (seven series to date), and coverage of the Isle of Wight Festival 2010. Berry also delivers his own unique take on news events on ITVs This Morning.

Other presenting work includes Only Fools on Horses on Three, for Sport Relief on BBC Three, and for Five, Make Me a Supermodel,[14] Tsunami Aid and The Beat Goes On, a show created and developed by Ant & Dec for Berry to host.[15] Berry also hosted the 2009 World Free Running Championships in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 15 August, covered by television stations in UK and US.

Berry has appeared as a guest on Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Big Brother's Little Brother, Loose Women, Celebrity Juice, as well as featuring twice on MTV Cribs.

Currently Berry is hosting a new series of Real Stories on T4, a new series of The Hot Desk for ITV2, and from late October 2012, acts as a roving reporter in the return of Surprise, Surprise alongside Holly Willoughby. [16][17]

Since 2013, he has been a regular panellist on the ITV entertainment series Keith Lemon's Through the Keyhole

Radio[edit]

Berry's radio career began on Capital Radio in 2007 where he presented the Saturday afternoon show. Following this, he was employed by alternative indie rock station XFM[18] whose previous presenters include Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Simon Pegg, Jimmy Carr and Russell Brand. Berry hosted the Dave Berry Saturday Show which ran every Saturday for 12 weeks, before he was offered the XFM drivetime show which he presented for close to two years. He later moved to the XFM Breakfast Show slot,[19] achieving some of the highest RAJAR figures in XFM's history.[20]

On 3 April 2011, it was announced that Berry would move back to Capital Radio (now known as Capital London), to present the weekend breakfast show from the end of the month, leaving XFM,[21] where his final show was broadcast on 15 April 2011.[21]

He presented his final weekend Capital London show on 25 December 2011, following the announcement that he would replace Johnny Vaughan on Capital Breakfast from 3 January 2012.[22] He now co-hosts the Capital Breakfast (London) show alongside Lisa Snowdon every weekday morning from 6am - 10am.[23]

Journalism[edit]

Berry began to contribute to online men's lifestyle magazine Blokely in April 2011,[24][25] and began a lifestyle blog for the news website Huffington Post UK in July 2012.[26] Berry has also contributed to the men's magazine Maxim.[27]

Personal life[edit]

Berry dated Sugababes singer Heidi Range, from 2003 until December 2011.[28][29]

He is a supporter of Charlton Athletic, and in 2012 was appointed an ambassador for the Charlton Athletic Community Trust.[30]

Berry is also an active supporter of Demelza Hospice Care for Children, which operates in south east London, Kent and East Sussex.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/all/results?recordCount=-1&forenames=david+robert&_includeForenamesVariants=on&surname=berry&_includeSurnameVariants=on&fromYear=1978&toYear=1978&region=5&county=90&mothersMaidenName=&_useMothersMaidenNameAsSurname=on&sortOrder=RK%3Atrue&_performExactSearch=on&event=B&recordType=ALL&route=
  2. ^ "Decisions: Neil Fennell, October House". Management Today. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "London Collections: Men Live Blog". GQ Magazine. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "England captain Scott Parker in FHM!". FHM Magazine. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dave Berry". UKGameshows.com. Retrieved 23 October 2007. 
  6. ^ "MTV pop show gets UK launch". BBC News. 4 August 2003. Retrieved 4 August 2003. 
  7. ^ "Interview: MTV's Dave Berry". Metro.co.uk. 
  8. ^ "Take Away My Takeaway". Channel4.com. 
  9. ^ Lee, Cara. "The Sun TV Biz". London: TheSun.co.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2008. 
  10. ^ "Deadly Knowledge Show returns to C4". Broadcastnow.co.uk. Retrieved 3 August 2006. 
  11. ^ "iTunes Festival 2011 presenters". ITV.com. 
  12. ^ "Dave Berry and Laura Whitmore to front new music show, Beat TV". The Sun (London). 
  13. ^ "Soccer Aid 2012". ITV.com. 
  14. ^ "Make Me a Supermodel". UKGameShows.com. 
  15. ^ Dave Berry The Beat Goes On interview: 'Sugababe Heidi will never sing for me' Alex Fletcher, Digital Spy, 24 August 2011
  16. ^ Robertson, Colin. "Holly Willoughby to host Surprise, Surprise". The Sun (London). 
  17. ^ "Surprise, Surprise". 
  18. ^ "Weekend changes at Xfm London". Radio Today. Retrieved 21 December 2007. 
  19. ^ "Dave Berry takes XFM breakfast". 
  20. ^ "Dave Berry on XFM breakfast". 
  21. ^ a b "Berry goes from Xfm to Capital". RadioToday.co.uk. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  22. ^ "New breakfast show host gives his Capital FM bosses cause for alarm". Standard.co.uk. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  23. ^ "Capital FM Schedule". CapitalFM.com. 
  24. ^ "Dave Berry joins Blokely". Red Pages website. The Profile Group. 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  25. ^ "Men's Lifestyle". blokely.com magazine. blokely.com. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  26. ^ "Dave Berry's Hidden London". Huffington Post UK. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  27. ^ "Euro 2008 - worth watching?". Maxim Magazine. 
  28. ^ Sugababes sizzle in new video as they leave their troubles of 2009 behind Mail Online, 9 January 2010
  29. ^ "Sugababes' Heidi Range and Dave Berry split". The Sun (London). 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  30. ^ "Berry becomes ambassador". CAFC.co.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 

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