Dominic Littlewood

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Dominic Littlewood
Born (1965-03-29) 29 March 1965 (age 50)
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK
Occupation Television presenter, journalist
Height 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
Television Presenting:
Don't Get Done, Get Dom (2006—)
Saints and Scroungers (2009—2012)
Cowboy Builders (2010—)
Website
Official website

Dominic Littlewood (born 29 March 1965) is an English television presenter and journalist who specialises in consumer affairs. He is best known for his roles with BBC and Channel 5, presenting programmes such as Fake Britain, Cowboy Builders and Saints and Scroungers.[1]

Early life[edit]

From 1976 to 1981, Littlewood attended St Thomas More High School for Boys, Westcliff-on-Sea. Littlewood was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in his teenage years, and takes insulin to keep his diabetes under control.[2] He broke his neck while back-packing around the world and underwent emergency surgery for a spinal fusion of his C5 and C6, from which he made a full recovery.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

In 2007, Littlewood took part in the BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing. Since 2010, he has co-presented Cowboy Builders on Channel 5. From 2010 to 2012, he presented Fake Britain on the BBC, but replaced by Matt Allwright. In 2012, Littlewood presented the Postcode Lottery draws on Channel 5. Beginning on 27 January 2015, Littlewood hosted a three-part series on ITV called Bad Builders: Bang to Rights.[3] He has appeared in other television shows including To Buy or Not to Buy, Holiday and The One Show.[1]

Other work[edit]

Littlewood was first seen on TV as a contestant on the BBC dating show The Other Half.[4] He contributes to the Top Gear Magazine and has written pieces for the Motoring section of The Daily Telegraph.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role
2000 Faking It[5] Presenter
2004 How I Made My Property Fortune Presenter
2005 Beat the Burglar Presenter
2006— Don't Get Done, Get Dom Presenter
2007 Strictly Come Dancing Contestant
2008-09 Dom's On the Case Presenter
2009-12 Saints and Scroungers Presenter
2010 Total Wipeout: Celebrity Special Contestant
2010-12 Fake Britain Presenter
2010— Cowboy Builders Co-presenter
2012— Cowboy Traders Co-presenter
2012 Postcode Lottery Presenter
2013— Caught Red Handed Presenter
2013 Street Patrol UK Presenter
2014 Beware! Cowboy Builders Abroad Presenter
2015 Bad Builders - Bang to Rights Presenter

Personal life[edit]

Littlewood broke his C5 vertebra in his neck in an accident in Australia, which required recovery in a Jordan frame in both Rockhampton, Queensland and Southend-on-Sea.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dominic Littlewood at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Clare Carver. "He's had diabetes for 30 years - but TV star Dominic Littlewood still makes mistakes that could kill him". Daily Mail. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Profile,itv.com; accessed 16 February 2015.
  4. ^ The Other Half at Gameshows.com
  5. ^ Diane Parkes. "TV star Dominic Littlewood in battle for life". Sunday Mercury. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Ellie White. "Health battle of TV's Dominic". The Sun. Retrieved 16 February 2015.