Tommy Sandhu

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Tommy Sandhu
Born (1976-11-24) 24 November 1976 (age 41)
London, England
Occupation DJ, remixer, producer

Tommy Sandhu (born 24 November 1976) is a British DJ, remixer, producer and television presenter who shot to fame after he appeared on the dating game show Blind Date with Cilla Black. Sandhu is best known for his shaved head and cheeky nature.[1] In August 2017, Sandhu was suspended from his post as the BBC Asian Network's breakfast host for his involvement in a WhatsApp group containing racist, lewd and homophobic content. He is currently[when?] awaiting a final verdict from the BBC.[2]

Career[edit]

Sandhu was the former host of the breakfast show on the BBC Asian Network. He joined the station's daily schedule in February 2010 amid rumours that the station might close. Since his arrival in the drivetime and subsequently breakfast slot, the station's figures rose every quarter. The RAJAR figures for the station's weekly reach were approximately 300,000 in early 2010 and in 2017 when he left the station they stood at just under 700,000 listeners. Sandhu has the highest figures ever recorded for an Asian radio show in the UK.[citation needed]

Sandhu's first presenting job was with Tess Daly on Smash Hits TV for Sky One. He was also the announcer - replacing "our Graham" on the final series of the British version of Blind Date, starring Cilla Black.

Sandhu has DJ'd in many London venues, including China White, Movida, Cafe de Paris, Paper, The Roof Gardens and The Shadow Lounge. His DJ sets include funky house, RnB and a mix of old school tracks. As a composer, Sandhu has produced the theme music to several TV shows which include Blind Date (ITV), Britain's Next Top Model (LIVING), Celebrity Snappers (Bravo) and I'd Do Anything (BBC 1).

Sandhu began his radio career as the London show business reporter for the BBC Asian Network covering premieres, parties and gossip from the capital, interviewing an array of stars such as Jeff Goldblum, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Keitel, Keira Knightley, Daniel Radcliffe, Tilda Swinton (Oscar and Bafta winner), Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Jennifer Ellison, Amber Heard and Marion Cotillard, as well as Bollywood superstars such as Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra.[3]

Discography[edit]

  1. Step Inside Love (Original Mix 6:29)
  2. Step Inside Love (Vacation Dub 4:53)
  3. Step Inside Love (All Burnt Out Mix 4:20)
  1. Step Inside Love (All Burnt Out Mix 4:20) [Hidden Track on CD]
  1. Step Inside Love (All Burnt Out Mix 4:20)
  1. Faded Images (Tommy Sandhu's Ram Mix 3:55)
  2. Kiss You All Over (Tommy Sandhu's Big Bill Mix 5:00)
  1. Step Inside Love (2009 The Stunner Mix 3:32)
  2. Step Inside Love (2002 Club Mix 6:37)
  3. Step Inside Love (2002 Vacation Dub 4:59)
  4. Step Inside Love (2002 Club Mix - Radio Edit 3:10)
  5. Step Inside Love (2002 All Burnt Out Mix 4:29)

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