Dominic Littlewood


Dominic Littlewood
Dominic Littlewood
Born 29 March 1970 (1970-03-29) (age 41)
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
Occupation Television presenter, journalist

Dominic Littlewood (born 29 March 1970 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex)[citation needed] is an English television presenter and journalist.

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Biography

Littlewood attended St Thomas More High School for Boys, Westcliff-on-Sea from 1981 to 1986. Littlewood was diagnosed as diabetic in his teenage years, and takes insulin to keep his diabetes under control.[1] He broke his neck while back packing around the world and underwent emergency surgery for a spinal fusion of his C5 and C6 which he made a full recovery from.

Career

He made his first TV appearance on Channel 4's Faking It teaching a vicar how to be a sucessful salesman in just one month. Because of increasing media commitments he closed his business in 2001.[2]

His personality earned him an opportunity in television, and he co-presented BBC Two's Wrong Car Right Car. Littlewood's expertise has been put to good use presenting on BBC One's To Buy or Not to Buy alongside Kristian Digby,[3] and BBC Two's How I Made My Property Fortune in 2004 - Littlewood also has his own property portfolio. His investigative personality was used to front Beat the Burglar alongside ex-criminal Mike Fraser, and as a location reporter for the BBC's Holiday. He also regularly features on the BBC's The One Show. Littlewood has recorded a series of his own show, broadcast on BBC One from 12 June 2006 called Don't Get Done, Get Dom, in which he helps members of the public to get a good deal from salespeople and good customer service from businesses. A second series was broadcast in June 2007, and a third in June 2008. More recently, he has starred in a series entitled, Dom's on the Case. In August 2009 he appeared in the BBC One series "Saints and Scroungers", in which he finds out about benefit fraud and those who need benefits more than most.

In 2007 he took part in the fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnered by professional dancer Lilia Kopylova. He was eliminated in the fifth round.

Littlewood took part in a celebrity version of TV show Total Wipeout which aired on 2 January 2010 and he narrowly missed first place by just one second.

Series 3 of Cowboy Builders on Channel Five started on 22 September 2010.

Series 2 of Fake Britain began on 16 May 2011.

Dominic is currently busy filming Ch5's Cowboy Builders which see's him investigate rogue tradsmen and confront them about their practices.

Littlewood fights for consumer rights on BBC programme Don't Get Done, Get Dom. The fifth series is currently airing. In the programme he looks at community and consumer problems, as well as passing on tricks of the trade to save money on the High Street.[4]

Outside TV

Away from television, Littlewood contributes to Top Gear Magazine, and has written pieces for the Motoring section of The Daily Telegraph. Littlewood has a property investment portfolio; his 15 years experience as a hard-nosed car dealer has proved very useful when it comes to buying and selling houses. Littlewood is also an avid fan of Luton Town and has often been seen in the stands.

Personal life

Littlewood won the celebrity sprint for BBC One's Comic Relief. He broke his C5 vertebrae in his neck in an accident in Australia, which required recovery in a Jordan frame in both Rockhampton, Queensland and Southend-on-Sea.[5] Littlewood is single and lives in Chalkwell, Essex.[citation needed]

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