Dominic Littlewood
Born (1965-03-29) 29 March 1965 (age 56)
OccupationTelevision presenter, journalist
Height5”8
TelevisionPresenting:
Don't Get Done, Get Dom (2006—2016)
Saints and Scroungers (2009—2012)
Fake Britain (2010—2012, 2017–)
Cowboy Builders (2010—2014)
Dom on the Spot (2016–present)
Websitedominiclittlewood.com

Dominic Littlewood (born 29 March 1965)[citation needed] is a British television presenter and journalist, known as Dom Littlewood, who specialises in consumer protection. He is best known for his roles with BBC and Channel 5, presenting programmes such as Fake Britain, Cowboy Builders, Saints and Scroungers and Don't Get Done, Get Dom.

Early life and work

Littlewood is one of four children of an air traffic controller father and teacher mother; despite his parents' second jobs, the family were not wealthy, but with his parents' encouragement Littlewood's early entrepreneurial endeavours were successful, buying his first flat in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex aged 20. His first job was as part of an on-board team repairing Thames sailing barges; when the company relocated from Maldon, Essex to France, he started a City and Guilds apprenticeship in motor engineering.[1]

Dom is diabetic, having been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes as a child. [2]

Television career

Littlewood was first seen on TV as a contestant on the BBC dating show The Other Half.[3] In 2001, Littlewood, at the time in charge of Network Cars in Leigh, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, appeared on Faking It, helping Somerset vicar Nigel Done succeed as a car salesman.[4][5]

In 2005 Littlewood presented a show called Beat the Burglar to protect homeowners. He employed the services of an ex-burglar who highlighted people's homes to show their lack of security and show them how it feels to have your home ransacked and personal possessions stolen. Dominic watched the break-in on a monitor along with the homeowners and at the end of the show he arranged for experts to come in and rectify all of the security flaws pointed out by the ex-con.[6]

In 2007, Littlewood took part in the BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing. Since 2010, he has co-presented Cowboy Builders on Channel 5. His most notable episode was based around a student house in Headingley, Leeds, where Dominic Stewart's house was completed to a shoddy standard. From 2010 to 2012, he presented Fake Britain on the BBC, but was replaced by Matt Allwright: he returned to the show in 2017. In 2012, Littlewood presented the Postcode Lottery draws on Channel 5. Beginning on 27 January 2015, Littlewood hosted a three-part series on ITV called Bad Builders: Bang to Rights.[7] Since 2016 he has presented Dom on the Spot on BBC One. He has appeared in other television shows including To Buy or Not to Buy, Holiday and The One Show.

In 2020, Littlewood appeared as a contestant on Celebrity Masterchef.

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Other work

Littlewood contributes to the Top Gear Magazine and has written pieces for the Motoring section of The Daily Telegraph. Dominic is also an expert on used Nissan Qashqais and Jukes, and can frequently be found on Twitter advising would-be owners what to look out for in order to avoid any unwanted “lemons”.

Filmography

Television
Year Title Role
2001 Faking It[9] Presenter
2002 Wrong Car, Right Car Presenter
2003–2005 To Buy or Not to Buy Presenter
2004 How I Made My Property Fortune Presenter
2005 Beat the Burglar Presenter
2006—2016 Don't Get Done, Get Dom Presenter
2007 Strictly Come Dancing Contestant
2008–2009 Dom's on the Case Presenter
2009–2012 Saints and Scroungers Presenter
2010 Total Wipeout: Celebrity Special Contestant
2010–2012, 2017– Fake Britain Presenter
2010–? Cowboy Builders Co-presenter
2012–? Cowboy Traders Co-presenter
2012 Postcode Lottery Presenter
2013— Caught Red Handed Presenter
2013 Street Patrol UK Presenter
2014 Beware! Cowboy Builders Abroad Presenter
2015 Bad Builders: Bang to Rights Presenter
2015— Right on the Money Co-presenter
2016– Dom on the Spot Presenter
2017 Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief Himself
2017 The Full Monty[10] Himself
2019 Himself
2020 Celebrity Masterchef Contestant
2021 Dom Digs In[11] Presenter
Deliveries Unwrapped with Dom Littlewood[12] Presenter

References