Dave Berry (presenter)

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Dave Berry
Dave Berry 1.JPG
Born David Robert Berry
(1978-09-14) 14 September 1978 (age 36)
Lewisham, London, England
Nationality English
Occupation Radio DJ, TV 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 presents London's breakfast show, The Capital Breakfast with Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon. Known for his warmth, sense of humour and cheeky banter, Dave interviews the world's biggest stars, playing the hottest music and unveiling the latest trends.

Career[edit]

Ever the sartorialist, Dave presents the Capital Breakfast Show in a three-piece suit every morning. His fashion credentials date back to an early age when he began working in a South London vintage clothes shop, The Observatory. 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. In the Summer of 2009, Berry co-founded and opened English tailors October House ,[2] a luxury English tailoring brand making bespoke suits from the best British fabrics, milled locally and cut by traditional craftsmen. The brand has fitted several men in entertainment including: David Gandy,[3] Scott Parker,[4] Miles Kane, Mark Cavendish, Jamie Scallion and Johnny Harris.

Television[edit]

Berry's TV credits include 'Surprise Surprise' with Holly Willoughby, 'Through The Keyhole' with Keith Lemon and 'Hot Desk' for the ITV network. Dave has also presented shows on BBC Two, BBC Three, 4Music, MTV, Channel 4, T4, Sky Living, Nickelodeon and Channel 5. He has previously been nominated for a Rose D'Or Award, Broadcast Award and a BAFTA Award.

Radio[edit]

Berry's radio career began on Capital Radio in 2007 where he presented the Saturday afternoon show. Soon after, he was employed by alternative indie rock station XFM[5] 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,[6] achieving some of the highest RAJAR figures in XFM's history.[7]

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 at the end of the month, leaving XFM,[8] where his final show was broadcast on 15 April 2011.[8]

On 25 December 2011, Berry presented his final weekend Capital London', after the announcement that he would replace Johnny Vaughan on Capital Breakfast on 3 January 2012.[9] He now co-hosts the Capital Breakfast (London) show alongside Lisa Snowdon every weekday morning from 6am - 10am with a national broadcast across the Capital network on Saturdays.[10]

Berry has won all the major broadcasting awards including the coveted Radio Academy Gold Award for Breakfast Show of the Year and is a two-time winner of the TRIC Award for Best Radio/ Digital Radio Programme.

Journalism[edit]

Berry contributes regularly to The Guardian, to online men's lifestyle magazine Blokely[11][12] and began a lifestyle blog for the news website Huffington Post UK in July 2012.[13] Berry has also contributed to The Telegraph.

Personal life[edit]

Berry dated Sugababes singer Heidi Range from 2003 until December 2011.[14][15]

Berry is a supporter of Charlton Athletic, and in 2012, was appointed an ambassador for the Charlton Athletic Community Trust.[16]

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

Berry is also a supporter of Balls To Cancer - a Midland's based charity raising awareness for male cancer.

Dave recently cited in The Guardian that a disastrous, bleeding tattoo at 17 was a 'moment that changed me'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  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. ^ "Weekend changes at Xfm London". Radio Today. Retrieved 21 December 2007. 
  6. ^ "Dave Berry takes XFM breakfast". 
  7. ^ "Dave Berry on XFM breakfast". 
  8. ^ a b "Berry goes from Xfm to Capital". RadioToday.co.uk. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "New breakfast show host gives his Capital FM bosses cause for alarm". Standard.co.uk. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "Capital FM Schedule". CapitalFM.com. 
  11. ^ "Dave Berry joins Blokely". Red Pages website. The Profile Group. 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  12. ^ "Men's Lifestyle". blokely.com magazine. blokely.com. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  13. ^ "Dave Berry's Hidden London". Huffington Post UK. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  14. ^ Sugababes sizzle in new video as they leave their troubles of 2009 behind Mail Online, 9 January 2010
  15. ^ "Sugababes' Heidi Range and Dave Berry split". The Sun (London). 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  16. ^ "Berry becomes ambassador". CAFC.co.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 

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