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Dominic Littlewood
Born 29 March 1965 (1965-03-29) (age 44)
Essex, England
Other names Barry
Occupation Television presenter
journalist
comedian

Dominic John Littlewood (born 29 March 1965 in Southend, Essex) is a British television presenter, journalist and comedian.[1]

Littlewood attended St Thomas More High School for Boys, Westcliff-on-Sea from 1976 to 1981 and, on leaving, worked in the new and used car business in Essex, setting up his own business in the late 1980s. Littlewood made his first TV appearance on Channel 4's Faking It teaching a vicar how to be a second-hand car dealer in just one month. However, because of increasing media commitments he closed his car business in 2002.

His personality earned him an opportunity in television, and he then co-presented BBC Two's Wrong Car Right Car. Littlewood's expertise in buying and selling has been put to good use presenting BBC One's To Buy or Not to Buy and BBC Two's How I Made My Property Fortune in 2004, while his wide-boy genial 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. In June 2007 a second series of Don't Get Done, Get Dom was broadcast followed by a third series in June 2008. More recently, he has starred in a series entitled, Dom's on the Case. In August 2009, he starred in the BBC One series entitled, "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 of the competition.

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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.

Personal life

Littlewood won the celebrity sprint for BBC One's Comic Relief. He once broke his neck in an accident, but this has not prevented him from resuming his hobby of waterskiing barefoot. Littlewood is single and lives in Chalkwell near Leigh-on-Sea along the Thames Estuary, where he can take full advantage of his other sporting passions for sailing and jet skiing. On The One Show he recently stated that he has diabetes, and takes insulin to keep his blood sugar under control. He reaffirmed this on Fake Britain, a television program broadcast on BBC, when discussing fake insulin needles.

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