Dylan Lewis

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Dylan Lewis
Dylan Lewis (5427538525).jpg
Born 1973
Residence South Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Television personality / Radio personality
Years active 1996–present
Television Recovery (host: 1996 – 2000), Celebrity Big Brother Australia (winner: 2002), Video Hits (host: 2010 – 2011)

Dylan Lewis (also known as DiRK ViLE[1]) is an Australian television and radio personality, music critic, journalist and film actor.[2]


Early life[edit]

Lewis was educated at Caulfield Grammar School and graduated in 1990; he then studied a Bachelor of Education in Drama and Music degree at the University of Melbourne. John Bannon, former South Australian premier, was Lewis's stepfather.[3]



Lewis has undertaken several roles hosting and presenting for numerous Australian music programs; his quick rise to fame was while he was a host on ABC TV's national, Saturday morning live music show, Recovery (from 1996 until the shows run finished in April 2000). The year 2000 saw Lewis presenting the national television program, The 10:30 Slot, and Pepsi Live, a music chart television program.

Lewis won Celebrity Big Brother Australia in 2002 and was a contestant on Celebrity Circus in 2005.

In 2010, he was appointed host of Video Hits on Network Ten. He stayed on the show until its cancellation in mid-2011.


In September 2006, Lewis signed with Nova 100 where he was music presenter in mornings for four years then moved to afternoons until November 2012. As of June 2013, he is co-hosting the Lewis & Lowe breakfast show on Nova 91.9 in Adelaide with Shane Lowe. He previously worked as a radio announcer for the Austereo Network and Triple J. He has won three Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs): "Best Newcomer" in 2007, "Best Music Personality" in 2009 and most recently for "Best Music Presenter" in 2012.[4]


Lewis was the vocalist for an eclectic funk/alternative rock band called "The Brown Hornet" and was later involved in a hip-hop project under the name "Megabias". He sings in a Melbourne-based group called "Manchoir".


Lewis has completed parts in the Australian film, The Real Thing (2002), and has played the lead role in three short films, Like It Is, Ray (2004) and The Postman (2007). He is also an extra in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.

He has a cameo in the Australian film, "EMO the Musical" (2016) as Doug Skeleton.

Personal life[edit]

Lewis is married to wife Hollie, with whom he has two children, Rose and Jethro.[5]


  1. ^ "The Brown Hornet". Last.fm. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Dylan Lewis". Profile Talent Management. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Zwar, Adam (27 May 2001), "Dylan Lewis's Dog Day Afternoon", Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne), Sunday Magazine, pp. Z10 
  4. ^ "Winners & Finalists". Australian Commercial Radio Awards. Commercial Radio Australia. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Gilbertson, Matt. "Reading to Kids is a Lifelong Gift". The Advertiser (Adelaide). Retrieved 9 Feb 2016. 

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