Dominic Wood

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Dominic "Dom" Wood
Dick and Dom.jpg
Dom (left) with Dick
Born (1978-01-03) 3 January 1978 (age 36)
Exeter, Devon, England
Occupation Entertainer, Magician, Presenter
Years active 2002-present
Known for Dick and Dom
Spouse(s) Sandi Lee Hughes (2005-present)
Children Tommy (born 2008)
Sam (born 2010)

Dominic Simon "Dom" Wood (born 3 January 1978 in Exeter, Devon) is an English entertainer, magician and presenter of radio and television, best known as one half of the double act Dick and Dom, with the other being Richard McCourt.

From 14 October 2007 to September 2008, he and work partner McCourt presented the Sunday morning show on BBC Radio 1 from 10:00am – 1:00pm, but later left the show due to TV commitments.[1]

Education[edit]

Wood started his education at the pre-preparatory Hylton School in Exeter and then went on to King's College, a co-educational independent school in the county town of Taunton in Somerset.

Attended Exeter College between 1994 and 1996.

Magical career[edit]

Wood was at one point the youngest member of the magician's society The Magic Circle. He was however later expelled[2] after publishing a book that revealed the secrets behind some of his tricks, which is against the Circle's code of practice.

His magical achievements and awards include:[3]

Television career[edit]

Wood first appeared on television in 1996 on CBBC's Friday afternoon children's programme Friday Zone. Following this, he presented the CBBC Broom Cupboard until 1998.

From 1999 until 2000 he was the first presenter of the CITV game show Jungle Run.

Along with Richard McCourt ("Dick") he is currently best known as half of the double act Dick and Dom. Their programme Dick and Dom in da Bungalow won two BAFTAs in 2004 for Best Presenters and Best Children's Entertainment. On this show in 2004, Wood set the world record for largest number of pants put on in one minute. Throughout 2000-2002, the pair also starred in the 2-series TV show Bring it On.

In 2006, along with Jon Tickle and despite the fact that he has no scientific knowledge, Wood co-presented the UK pop science show Brainiac's Test Tube Baby, a spin off of Brainiac: Science Abuse which airs on Thursdays at 8pm on Sky One.

He has also co-hosted the BBC Three coverage of the 2007 series of Comic Relief does Fame Academy.

Dick and Dom have presented a daytime version of Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old? since autumn 2007

He faced trouble in 2005 when he appeared on 'Dick and Dom..' sporting a t-shirt with the slogan 'Morning Wood,' also a reference to an erection upon awakening. He was warned by the BBC and TV authorities, despite his claims it was nothing more than representing that his surname was Wood and it was the morning.

In 2010, Wood was cast in the live-action 3D family comedy movie Horrid Henry: The Movie alongside Richard McCourt as the titular character's fierce cousin-in-law Pimply Paul. The film was released on 29 July 2011.

Also in 2010, Wood wrote and starred in the CBBC show, The Legend of Dick and Dom, where Dick and Dom star as two budding young princes who are on a quest to find the antidote to a terrible plague that consumed Fyredor because Dick dropped the cure. The all star cast also includes Mannitol (Steve Furst), a wizard who is really bad at doing magic, and Lutin (Chloe Bale).

Author[edit]

Wood has co-written several books including:

Personal life[edit]

Wood is married to Sandi Lee Hughes of the (now defunct) group allSTARS*,.[4] Wood became a father for the first time on 10 January 2008 to a son, Tommy, named after Sandi's late father. Their second son, Sam, was born in Summer 2010. Wood also has family who he visits in Crosby near Liverpool.

Wood attended Norton College in Sheffield and studied media. Wood also attended the same school as Coldplay frontman Chris Martin in Devon.

Wood has been diagnosed as dyslexic.[5] He is a vegetarian.[6][7] He is 5'5" tall in real life, though his press releases indicate otherwise (revealed on All Star Mr and Mrs, 10 May 2008).

Wood ran the annual charity event the Great North Run for the first time in 2007.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dick and Dom leave 'da Bungalow' - TV News". Digital Spy. 2006-02-17. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  2. ^ Angus Deayton, John Barrowman, Fay Ripley, Paddy McGuinness and Dominic Wood. Would I Lie to You (Panel show) (TV). England. Event occurs at 22:00. Retrieved 14 May 2008. "TO DOMINIC:Before you were expelled from the magic circle?" 
  3. ^ "Melanie Rockcliffe and Dylan Hearn - Troika". Troikatalent.com. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  4. ^ Why are thousands denied life extending blood cancer drugs?, Daily Mail, 25 September 2007, viewed online 7 October 2007
  5. ^ BBC's Dick and Dom Strike Back, The Mirror, 21 January 2005, viewed online 7 October 2007
  6. ^ Q&A - Dominic Wood - CBBC Website - bartvanneste
  7. ^ Dominic Wood Trivia - Dominic Wood Facts - Dominic Wood Notes

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