Dave Berry (presenter)

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Dave Berry
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Born David Robert Berry
(1978-09-14) 14 September 1978 (age 38)
Lewisham, London, England
Nationality British
Occupation Radio DJ, TV presenter
Years active Late 1990s–present

David Robert "Dave" Berry (born 14 September 1978 in Lewisham, London)[1] is an English TV and radio presenter. He presents The Capital Breakfast Show alongside George Shelley and Lilah Parsons. It was announced in February that he will be joining Absolute Radio later in the year to host a new weekday show. [2]



Berry began work in 'The Observatory', a South London vintage clothes shop. He joined a modelling agency where he participated in campaigns for Ted Baker, French Connection, Toni & Guy and Burton. In 2009 he co-founded 'October House',[3] a tailoring brand making bespoke suits from British fabrics. Clients include David Gandy,[4] Scott Parker,[5] Miles Kane, Mark Cavendish, Jamie Scallion and Johnny Harris. Berry reportedly wears a three piece suit while presenting the Capital Breakfast Show.[citation needed]


From 2008 until 2014, Berry presented episodes of The Hot Desk on ITV2. He co-presented the 2012 series Beat TV on ITV2 alongside Laura Whitmore and Darren McMullen. Since 2013, Berry has been a regular panellist on Keith Lemon's Through the Keyhole on ITV. He has also been a regular reporter on Holly Willoughby's Surprise Surprise.

He presented the show Takeaway My Takeaway on Channel 4. He has been nominated for a Rose D'Or Award, Broadcast Award and a BAFTA award.[citation needed]


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[6] whose previous presenters include Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Simon Pegg, Jimmy Carr and Russell Brand. He hosted the Dave Berry Saturday Show for 12 weeks, the drivetime show for almost two years, and the XFM Breakfast Show which achieved some of XFM's highest RAJAR figures.[7][8]

On 15 April 2011 he left XFM to present the weekend breakfast show on Capital Radio (now known as Capital London).[9][10]

On 25 December 2011, he presented his final weekend Capital London, after the announcement that he would replace Johnny Vaughan on Capital Breakfast (London) on 3 January 2012.[11] He hosts the Capital Breakfast (London) show every weekday morning from 6am - 10am with a national broadcast across the Capital network on Saturdays.[12]

Berry has won the 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.[citation needed]


Berry contributes to The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/18/moment-that-changed-me-tattoo-got-me-fired, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/16/work-reunion-naked-mtv to online men's lifestyle magazine Blokely[13][14] and began regularly blogging for the news website Huffington Post UK in July 2012.,[15] www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dave-berry/the-hole-in-the-fence_b_10593952.html He has also contributed to The Daily Telegraph www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/10358000/Dave-Berry-the-10-albums-every-man-should-own.html

Personal life[edit]

Berry dated Sugababes singer Heidi Range.[16][17]

In 2012 he was appointed ambassador for the Charlton Athletic Community Trust.[18]

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

He is a supporter of Balls To Cancer - a Midland's based charity raising awareness for male cancer.[citation needed]

He stated in The Guardian that a disastrous, bleeding tattoo at 17 was a 'moment that changed me'.[19]


  1. ^ http://search.findmypast.co.uk/results/world-records/england-and-wales-births-1837-2006?firstname=david%20r&20r&lastname=berry&eventyear=1978&eventyear_offset=0&district=lewisham&county=london
  2. ^ http://www.radiotoday.co.uk/2017/02/dave-berry-to-leave-capital-for-absolute-radio
  3. ^ "Decisions: Neil Fennell, October House". Management Today. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "London Collections: Men Live Blog". GQ Magazine. Archived from the original on 18 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "England captain Scott Parker in FHM!". FHM Magazine. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Weekend changes at Xfm London". Radio Today. Retrieved 21 December 2007. 
  7. ^ "Dave Berry takes XFM breakfast". 
  8. ^ "Dave Berry on XFM breakfast". Archived from the original on 27 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Berry goes from Xfm to Capital". RadioToday.co.uk. Retrieved 3 April 2011. [dead link]}}
  10. ^ "Berry goes from Xfm to Capital". XFM.co.uk. Retrieved 16 October 2012. [dead link]
  11. ^ "New breakfast show host gives his Capital FM bosses cause for alarm". Standard.co.uk. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  12. ^ "Capital FM Schedule". CapitalFM.com. 
  13. ^ "Dave Berry joins Blokely". Red Pages website. The Profile Group. 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  14. ^ "Men's Lifestyle". blokely.com magazine. blokely.com. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  15. ^ "Dave Berry's Hidden London". Huffington Post UK. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  16. ^ Sugababes sizzle in new video as they leave their troubles of 2009 behind Mail Online, 9 January 2010
  17. ^ "Sugababes' Heidi Range and Dave Berry split". The Sun. London. 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  18. ^ "Berry becomes ambassador". CAFC.co.uk. Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  19. ^ "A moment that changed me - the tattoo that got me fired when I was 17". 2015-06-18. Retrieved 2015-08-29. 

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