- Dominic Littlewood
Dominic Littlewood Born 29 March 1970
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
Occupation Television presenter, journalist
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. 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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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. Littlewood is single and lives in Chalkwell, Essex.
- ^ Clare Carver (2009-05-25). "He's had diabetes for 30 years - but TV star Dominic Littlewood still makes mistakes that could kill him". Daily Mail. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1187554/Hes-diabetes-30-years--TV-star-Dominic-Littlewood-makes-mistakes-kill-him.html. Retrieved 2010-05-27.
- ^ Diane Parkes (2009-10-09). "TV star Dominic Littlewood in battle for life". Sunday Mercury. http://www.sundaymercury.net/entertainment-news/celebrity-news/2009/10/04/tv-star-dominic-littlewood-in-battle-for-life-66331-24844323/. Retrieved 2010-05-27.
- ^ "Kristian Digby: Dominic Littlewood pays tribute to his To Buy Or Not To Buy co-host". Daily Mirror. 2010-03-02. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/03/02/kristian-digby-dominic-littlewood-pays-tribute-to-his-to-buy-or-not-to-buy-co-host-115875-22080087/. Retrieved 2010-05-27.
- ^ Flame
- ^ Ellie White (2008-07-02). "Health battle of TV's Dominic". The Sun. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/health/health/1371131/Health-battles-of-TVs-Dominic.html. Retrieved 2010-05-27.
- Dominic Littlewood's personal website
- Dominic Littlewood at the Internet Movie Database
- BBC raw money[dead link]
- Bio at UKTV people[dead link]
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