Dick and Dom

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Dick and Dom
Dick and Dom.jpg
Dick (right) and Dom (left)
Medium Television (children's entertainment)
Years active 2000s–present
Members Richard McCourt
Dominic Wood

Dick and Dom (originally Richard and Dominic[1]) are a British comedy double act consisting of the presenters Richard "Dick" McCourt and Dominic "Dom" Wood. They are primarily known for presenting Children's BBC in the 1990s, before moving onto the double BAFTA Award winning Dick and Dom in da Bungalow, a children's entertainment show that was live during weekend mornings on BBC One, CBBC and later BBC Two. The show ran for five series between 2002 and 2006.

From October 2007 to September 2008, they presented The Sunday Morning Show on BBC Radio 1 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Also between 2007 and 2008, they presented Are You Smarter than a 10 Year Old? for two series on Sky 1.

Diddy Dick and Dom, originally a pre-recorded section during Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow, sees them playing themselves as miniaturised puppets. They now have a 30-minute show called Diddy Movies, with 2 series so far.[2] They also starred in two shows on CBBC in 2009, The Legend of Dick and Dom and Da Dick and Dom Dairies (the best of Da Bungalow).

In early 2011, they presented new shows on CBBC: Dick and Dom's Funny Business and Dick and Dom Go Wild, a nature series.[3] They also began hosting the UK version of Splatalot! on CBBC and made their first film appearances in 'Horrid Henry: The Movie', as hosts for the fictional game show 2Cool4School. They also both provide the voices of B1 and B2 in the ABC revived series, Bananas in Pyjamas.

On September 2012, Dick and Dom's Hoopla[4] started on the CBBC Channel, a comedy show in which it sees them host their own travelling funfair with games, acts, performers and celebrity appearances. The show had a positive reaction, however in December 2012, it was reported that Ofcom was to investigate the programme after two competitors were seen vomiting into a bucket after playing a game.[5]

In January 2013, the first episode of Dick and Dom's newest series titled Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom[6] was shown. An educational show that showed geniuses' work throughout the ages and how it has affected the modern world. Each show was dedicated to one genius (starting with Archimedes) and the duo also attempted to recreate their works. A special series titled APPsolute Genius, which focused on video games, aired in 2015. In 2016 Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom was renewed for a fifth series with filming starting in June 2016.

In February 2013, Dick and Dom were confirmed to be the new voice presenters of the UK version of Takeshi's Castle on Challenge.[7]

From December 2013 to January 2014, Dick and Dom played the roles of King Arthur and Patsy in the West End revival of Spamalot.[8]

In November 2014, Dick and Dom won the 2014 Children's Presenter BAFTA Award for Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom [9] Series 2 of Diddy Movies also won the 2014 Children's Comedy award.[10]

List of "Dick and Dom" shows, TV and radio appearances[edit]

Butlins tour/ Dick vs Dom UK tour[edit]

Dick vs Dom (Also known as Dick and Dom LIVE) is a live 60 minute stage adaptation to Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow. The stage show has been on tour since 2013 round all three Butlins resorts until October 2016. It was confirmed in September 2017 that Dick and Dom would return to Butlins in 2018. The show has been on a UK and Festival tour since 2015 as has continued into September 2017. Dick and Dom have visited all three Butlins camps every half term and in the summer holidays with their game show Dick vs Dom.

They brought Dick Vs Dom to the 2015 BST Hyde Park Festival, they had five 20 minute slots where they did a smaller vision of Dick Vs Dom before introducing the next act onto the stage. The duo have a regular slot at Camp Bestival, where they do Dick vs Dom performing through out the day, however they didn't return to Butlins in 2015 due to Stephen Mulhern touring butlins holiday camps that year. Dick and Dom and Stephen take it in turns touring Butlins holiday camps. On 5 September 2015 Dick vs Dom was due to be at the G Live, Guildford however due to filming commitments this event had to be cancelled.[11]

In 2016 Dick and Dom returned with Dick vs Dom they brought new games to the tour and a new daytime activity event. It was later announced that Dick and Dom will be doing two shows per holiday due to popular demand. On 30 May 2016 Dick and Dom took Dick Vs Dom Live to The Geronimo Festival.[12] They also brought Dick Vs Dom to Ampthill Gala Day on 3 July 2016.[13] Dick and Dom will be returning to Camp Bestival 2016 with Dick Vs Dom[14] They will also be taking Dick Vs Dom to the Gloworm Festival 2016 on 20 & 21 August[15] They will also take Dick vs Dom to The Big Feastival in August 2016.

Dick vs Dom (Butlins Tour) will be coming to an end at the end of 2016 due to Sam and Mark and Stephen Mulhern replacing Dick vs Dom and they will be touring Butlins throughout the 2017 season with their two show.[16][17] The U.K tour will continue into 2017.

On 29 December 2016 it was announced via Dick and Dom's official twitter account that the Dick vs Dom will go on its first full UK tour in 2017[18] On 31 January 2017 the full details of the tour was announced via Dick and Dom's official twitter account and the Dick and Dom official website, The tour began on 10 April 2017 and will end on 29 October 2017, running for 22 shows.[19]

On 19 September 2017 it was confirmed that Dick Vs Dom would return to Butlins in May half terms and October half term in 2018.[20]

Tour overview[edit]

Tours Number of shows Opening Date Closing Date
Butlins 2013 19 February 2013 October 2013
Butlins 2014 19 February 2014 October 2014
Festival tours UK1 N/A 30 July 2015 Present
Butlins 20162 38 8 April 2016 28 October 2016
Dick vs Dom 2017 UK tour[21] 22 10 April 2017 29 October 2017
Butlins 2018 TBA May 2018 October 2018

^1 Due to filming commitments one of the festival events show had to be canceled.[22] ^2 Due to popular demand from past years, Dick and Dom did two shows per holiday doubling the shows from 19 to 38 one in the afternoon and one in the evening allowing more people to watch the show due to the fact Centre Stage can only hold 3000 People.[23]

Games/ Items[edit]

This is a list of current and ex games/ items from Dick V Dom.

Title Points Description Year
My Bogies Lie Over the Ocean 1 point Song with hand and arm actions for the whole audience to take part in 2013–present
Fresh Punch 1 Point One dad from each team play this game on stage 2015–present
Dick and Dom's Crowd Surfing 1 Point Two life-sized dolls are thrown out into the audience - one for each team - which then has to be passed to the rear of the room and back again before theother team does the same thing. In 2013, blow-up bananas were used instead. On the UK festival tours giant blow up beach balls are used instead[24] 2013–present
Bag Lady 1 Point One mum from each teamplays this game on stage. Each mum has an oversized bag place over them and is wearing boxing gloves; the first one to break free in the time limit of 60 seconds wins 2015–present
Joke book 1 point Dick and Dom sit down on the stage where they begin to teach new words to the audience which leads into a song about words they've made up 2015
Musical Splatues 1 point Six children join Dick and Dom on stage to play a game much like musical statues but, when the music stops, the first person caught moving will receive a pie in the face and sent out. Usually, a pie fight ensues between the final three contestants, under the ruling that Dick and Dom 'can't figure out who will win'. 2013–present
End of Show Song and Dance N/A Dick and Dom squirt water guns into the audience and play the 'Nellie the Elephant Song' 2013–present
Bean Eating 1 point One father and son from each team go on stage to play this game. The aim of the game is to eat as many baked beans as they can within 30 seconds 2013
Mask of Sorrow Prize In this game, Dick and Dom get one dad up from each team and proceed to ask the father multiple questions. The dad is wearing a mask hiding their mouth and Dick and Dom answer their own questions for him is a humorous voice[25] 2013, 2016–present
Two Word Tango Prize In this game Dick and Dom invite 4 children up onto the stage. The aim of the game is when the two word tango music is playing there will be a gap in the music, when the there's a gap you have to name a celebrity but you can't repeat any names already said before and you can't freeze if you repeat or freeze then you are out, the winner win's a signed copy of Dick and Dom's joke book.[26] 2016–Present


  1. ^ "CBBC 30th anniversary: Hacker’s Birthday Bash". BBC Media Centre. British Broadcasting Corporation. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Diddy Dick and Dom at the CBBC , BBC website. Accessed April 2011
  3. ^ Dick and Dom Go Wild at the CBBC , BBC website.
  4. ^ Dick and Dom's Hoopla at the CBBC , BBC website. Accessed November 2012
  5. ^ Ofcom to investigate BBC over eating contest on Dick and Dom's Hoopla at The Guardian. Accessed December 2012
  6. ^ [1] at the CBBC , BBC website. Accessed February 2013
  7. ^ Dick and Dom Takeshi's Castle Announcement Dick and Dom's official Twitter account.
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ "2014 Children's Presenter BAFTA". BAFTA. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "2014 Children's Comedy BAFTA". BAFTA. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  11. ^ https://glive.co.uk/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=EAF34F42-F3F6-4F55-9A0D-D130F8A42862
  12. ^ https://twitter.com/geronimofest_uk?lang=en-gb
  13. ^ http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/dick-dom-ampthill-gala-day-month/story-29355714-detail/story.html
  14. ^ http://www.campbestival.net/line-up
  15. ^ http://www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/whats-on/gloworm-festival-p682241
  16. ^ https://www.butlins.com/where-to-stay-dine-and-play/where-to-play/sam-and-mark-dates.aspx
  17. ^ https://www.butlins.com/where-to-stay-dine-and-play/where-to-play/stephen-mulhern.aspx
  18. ^ https://twitter.com/dickndom/status/814053802684903424?lang=en-gb
  19. ^ http://dickndom.co.uk/
  20. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BZN_KVWH-Mw/?taken-by=officialbutlins
  21. ^ http://dickndom.co.uk/
  22. ^ https://glive.co.uk/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=EAF34F42-F3F6-4F55-9A0D-D130F8A42862
  23. ^ https://www.butlins.com/pdfs/minehead-whatsonguide-10.pdf
  24. ^ https://twitter.com/lorrainejh71/status/769514218366304256?lang=en-gb
  25. ^ Butlins Feb 16 Dick V Dom. 21 February 2016 – via YouTube. 
  26. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpC-8vDQ8Jg

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