Melvin Odoom

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Melvin Odoom
Born Melvin Odoom
(1980-07-30) 30 July 1980 (age 36)
Occupation Comedian, radio DJ, television presenter
Agent Somethin' Else Talent
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Television Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow (2002–06)
The Slammer (2006–2015)
Sweat the Small Stuff (2013–15)
The Xtra Factor (2015)
Bang on the Money (2016)
Strictly Come Dancing (2016)

Melvin Odoom (born 30 July 1980) is an British-Ghanaian comedian, radio DJ and television presenter.

Education[edit]

He attended University of Bedfordshire and studied a Media Performance degree.[1]

Career[edit]

Radio[edit]

Odoom, alongside Rickie Haywood-Williams, & Charlie Hedges, hosts Kiss 100's Breakfast Show every weekday morning. They won Silver at the Sony Radio Awards in 2009 within the category of "Breakfast Show Award".

Rickie & Melvin are currently presenting the UKHot40 Big Beats Chart on Kiss TV & Box TV.

Television[edit]

Melvin and Rickie have presented MTV Digs on MTV One, Monday to Saturday between 16:00 and 19:00 and MTV Music Junkie together — a live studio music show. Melvin presented MTV One's coverage of the BRIT Awards 2010 alongside Rickie Haywood-Williams, and also presented coverage of the BAFTA awards alongside Kimberly Walsh for MTV One.

In 2010, Rickie & Melvin also presented the backstage online content for Sky1's Must Be the Music.

Melvin has presented two series of intros for Channel 4, interviewing all the new up and coming bands for 2010 and hosted an MTV Leona Lewis special and presented BBC Blast for BBC Two.

Melvin was presenting Basil's Swap Shop with Basil Brush in 2008 on Saturday mornings, alongside his days of playing various characters for the long-running show Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow.

From 2013 until 2015, Melvin was a team captain on the BBC Three comedy panel show Sweat the Small Stuff. In 2014, Melvin and Rickie presented an episode of The Hot Desk featuring Mark Ronson. Since 2015, Melvin and Rickie co-hosted ITV2's red carpet show at the BRIT Awards alongside Laura Whitmore.

On 18 June 2015, Odoom and Rochelle Humes were confirmed as the new presenters of The Xtra Factor.[2][3] They were replaced by Matt Edmondson and former The X Factor contestant Rylan Clark-Neal for the 2016 series.

Melvin and Rickie co-presented the Saturday night entertainment series Bang on the Money. The series began on 16 April 2016 on ITV.[4]

On 12 August 2016, it was announced that Odoom would take part in the fourteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing. He was partnered with Janette Manrara. The couple were the first to leave the competition having had the fewest public votes. But in an ironic twist of events Melvin and Janette went on to win the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special. In February 2017, Odoom took part in a celebrity edition of Take Me Out.

From March 2017, Odoom and Haywood-Williams will take part in Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief.[5]

Other work[edit]

Melvin used to teach dance and drama to kids with behavioural issues and also worked at the Froud Community Centre in Manor Park, Newham where he helped with afterschool clubs.

A child actor, Melvin performed in a number of theatre productions and even gave speeches to governors for youth council.

Personal life[edit]

Melvin is 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m). Born to Ghanaian parents, he is a celebrity ambassador for The Prince's Trust charity, which is involved with helping young adults in life.

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Channel Notes
2002–2006 Dick and Dom In Da Bungalow Himself CBBC 226 episodes
2006–2015 The Slammer Melvin Supporting cast; 85 episodes
2007 Gina's Laughing Gear Policeman 1 episode
2008 SMart Guest presenter 1 episode
Basil's Swap Shop Himself 13 episodes
4Music Intros Presenter 4Music 6 episodes
2009 Da Dick and Dom Dairies Himself CBBC 20 episodes
The Legend of Dick and Dom Moonbeam 1 episode
2010 Must Be the Music Online presenter Sky 1
2012 Diddy Movies Diddy Brad CBBC 1 episode
2013–2015 Sweat the Small Stuff Team captain BBC Three
2014 The Hot Desk: Mark Ronson Co-presenter ITV2 Alongside Rickie Haywood Williams
2015–2016 The BRITs Backstage Co-presenter Alongside Laura Whitmore and Rickie Haywood Williams
2015 Celebrity Squares Himself ITV 1 episode
The Xtra Factor Co-presenter ITV2 Alongside Rochelle Humes[6]
2016 Bang on the Money Co-presenter ITV Alongside Rickie Haywood Williams
Up Late with Rylan Guest Channel 5
Strictly Come Dancing Participant BBC One Partnered with Janette Manrara
CBBC Official Chart Show Guest CBBC 1 episode
MOBO Awards 2016 Co-host ITV2 Alongside Rickie Haywood Williams
Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special Participant/Winner BBC One Partnered with Janette Manrara
New Year's Eve Fireworks Presenter
2017 Take Me Out: Celebrity Special Himself ITV
Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief Participant BBC One Alongside Rickie Haywood Williams
Marrying Mum and Dad[7] Guest CBBC
Film
Year Title Role Notes
2009 My Last Five Girlfriends Agent 2
2013 Battle of the Year Himself

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