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Dominic Littlewood

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Dominic Littlewood
Born (1965-03-29) 29 March 1965 (age 59)
Occupation(s)Journalist, television presenter
Don't Get Done, Get Dom (2006—2015)
Saints and Scroungers (2009—2012)
Fake Britain (2010—2012, 2017–2019)
Cowboy Builders (2010—2014)
Dom on the Spot (2016–2018)

Dominic Littlewood (born 29 March 1965),[citation needed] known as Dom Littlewood, is a British television journalist and British television presenter who specialises in consumer protection. He is best known for his roles with BBC and Channel 5, presenting programmes such as Fake Britain, Cowboy Builders, Saints and Scroungers and Don't Get Done, Get Dom.

Early life and work[edit]

Littlewood was born on 29 March 1965 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. He is one of four children of an air traffic controller father and teacher mother; despite his parents' second jobs, the family were not wealthy, but with his parents' encouragement Littlewood's early entrepreneurial endeavours were successful, buying his first flat in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex aged 20. His first job was as part of an on-board team repairing Thames sailing barges; when the company relocated from Maldon, Essex to France, he started a City and Guilds apprenticeship in motor engineering.[1]

Dom is diabetic, having been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes as a child.[2]

Television career[edit]

Littlewood was first seen on TV as a contestant on the BBC game show The Other Half.[3]

In 2001, Littlewood, at the time in charge of Network Cars in Leigh-on-Sea, appeared on Faking It, helping Somerset vicar Nigel Done succeed as a car salesman.[4][5] In 2002, Littlewood appeared alongside Jason Barlow as the resident car expert on BBC Two's Wrong Car, Right Car.[6]

In 2005, Littlewood presented Beat the Burglar on BBC One. This saw convicted burglar Michael Fraser breaking into homes, watched by Littlewood and the homeowners, to highlight the importance of home security.[7]

In 2007, Littlewood took part in the fifth series of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing, paired with professional dancer Lilia Kopylova. The couple were voted out in week five.[8]

Since 2010, he has co-presented Cowboy Builders on Channel 5. His most notable episode was based around a student house in Headingley, Leeds, where Dominic Stewart's house was completed to a shoddy standard.

From 2010 to 2012, he presented Fake Britain on the BBC, but was replaced by Matt Allwright: he returned to the show in 2017. 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.[9] Since 2016 he has presented Dom on the Spot on BBC One. Littlewood has appeared in other television shows including To Buy or Not to Buy, Holiday and The One Show.

In 2019, Littlewood presented the BBC travel documentary Dom Does America, which saw him investigating the most dangerous jobs in the United States, including being shot with a TASER by police in Texas.[10]

In 2020, Littlewood appeared as a contestant on Celebrity Masterchef.[11]


Year Title Role
2001 Faking It[12] Presenter
2002 Wrong Car, Right Car Presenter
2003–2005 To Buy or Not to Buy Presenter
2004 How I Made My Property Fortune Presenter
2005 Beat the Burglar Presenter
2006—2015 Don't Get Done, Get Dom Presenter
2007 Strictly Come Dancing Contestant
2008–2009 Dom's on the Case Presenter
2009–2012 Saints and Scroungers Presenter
2010 Total Wipeout: Celebrity Special Contestant
2010–2012, 2017–2019 Fake Britain Presenter
2009–2015 Cowboy Builders Co-presenter
2012–2013 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
2015—2018 Right on the Money Co-presenter
2016–2018 Dom on the Spot Presenter
2017 Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief Himself
2017 The Full Monty[13] Himself
2019 Dom Does America Himself
2020 Celebrity Masterchef Contestant
2021 Dom Digs In[14] Presenter
Deliveries Unwrapped with Dom Littlewood[15] Presenter
Dom Delivers[16] Presenter
2022 Maximum Security[17] Presenter
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip[18] Contestant


  1. ^ "Dominic Littlewood: 'I taught a vicar how to be a car salesman'".
  2. ^ "Dom Littlewood is a TV presenter and journalist. He is best known for shows such as Cowboy Builders and Don?t get Done, Get Dom. He is also a regular guest on BBC?s the One Show". 15 January 2019.
  3. ^ "The Other Half". UKGameshows.com. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Dominic Littlewood: 'I taught a vicar how to be a car salesman'".
  5. ^ "Leigh: Vicar fakes it with car dealer's help".
  6. ^ "BBC Programme Index". genome.ch.bbc.co.uk. 7 March 2002. Retrieved 26 April 2024.
  7. ^ Deans, Jason (13 September 2004). "Former burglar nicks BBC1's Kilroy slot". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Littlewood voted out of Strictly". BBC News. 4 November 2007. Retrieved 26 April 2024.
  9. ^ "Bad Builders Bang To Rights". ITV Press Centre. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  10. ^ Stolworthy, Jacob (18 August 2020). "Dominic Littlewood shouts in pain after being shot by taser". The Independent.
  11. ^ Darvill, Josh (28 June 2020). "Celebrity MasterChef 2020 line up of celebrity contestants revealed". TellyMix. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  12. ^ Parkes, Diane. "TV star Dominic Littlewood in battle for life". Sunday Mercury. Archived from the original on 15 October 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  13. ^ "The Full Monty celebrity line-up revealed for new ITV show". ITV Press Centre. 1 March 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Dom Digs In". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  15. ^ "Deliveries Unwrapped with Dom Littlewood". bbc.co.uk. 7 September 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  16. ^ "Dom Delivers". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  17. ^ "Dom Littlewood to present Maximum Security for BBC One Daytime". bbc.co.uk/mediacentre. Retrieved 17 July 2022.
  18. ^ "Celebrity Antiques Road Trip". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 27 November 2022.