Richard McCourt & Dominic Wood met over a bacon baguette in the Green Tea Bar of the iconic BBC Television Centre back in 1996. They presented the ‘Broom cupboard’ presentation links with Otis the Aardvark and learnt their craft hosting hundreds of hours of live television.
20 years later the much-loved duo have built up a diverse gaggle of programming across different genres including the double BAFTA award-winning Dick & Dom in Da Bungalow, the BAFTA award-winning Diddy Movies & Diddy TV, The Legend of Dick and Dom and Splatalot. Their science entertainment show Absolute Genius won them both another BAFTA for “best presenters.” Away from children’s television, the pair have hosted The Sunday Morning Show (BBC Radio 1) & Are You Smarter than a 10 Year Old (Sky 1).
In 2018, the two appeared on BBC1’s Children in Need and !mpossible Celebrities.
In 2011 they received critical acclaim for their roles in the feature film Horrid Henry: The Movie, and have had a range of successful children’s books, including a bestseller.
Alongside many years of headlining at Butlins they also take their live show (Dick v Dom) to various festivals across the country including Camp Bestival, The Big Feastival, CarFest and Jimmy’s Farm. In 2015 they starred in the World’s Biggest Panto, Cinderella alongside Paul O’ Grady and Bradley Walsh at the Barclaycard Arena. In 2017 they took their Dick & Dom Live! show on a national tour, and for the first time in 2018, they performed sell-out shows at Edinburgh Festival (Underbelly – McEwan Hall) and received 5 star reviews.
They will also be taking their new DJ set ‘Dick v Dom – DJ battle’ to family and student festivals all over the country.
Dom is actually a dyslexic, vegetarian magician and won the ‘Young Magician of the Year Championship’ in 1992. Dick started in Hospital radio in 1988 and still holds the accolade of the youngest ever DJ at 12 years old. He is a carnivore.