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Dominic Wood in 2012
|Born||3 January 1978
Exeter, Devon, England
|Occupation||Entertainer, Magician, presenter|
|Known for||Dick and Dom|
Sandi Lee Hughes (m. 2005)
|Children||Tommy (born 2008)
Sam (born 2010)
Dominic Simon "Dom" Wood (born 3 January 1978 in Exeter, Devon) is an English entertainer, magician and presenter of radio and television, best known as one half of the double act Dick and Dom, with the other being Richard McCourt. McCourt is also the godfather of Wood's two sons, Tommy and Sam. From 14 October 2007 to September 2008, he and work partner McCourt presented the Sunday morning show on BBC Radio 1 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, but later left the show due to TV commitments.
Wood was at one point the youngest member of the magician's society The Magic Circle. He was however later expelled after publishing a book that revealed the secrets behind some of his tricks, which is against the Circle's code of practice.
His magical achievements and awards include:
- 1999 Escaping from a straitjacket on Houdini's birthday
- 1998 British Magical Champion
- 1998 World Record for Card Tricks
- 1996 IBM Shield for Sleight of Hand
- 1994 Young Magician of the Year
Wood first officially appeared on television in 1996 on CBBC's Friday afternoon children's programme Friday Zone. However this was preceded several years earlier by a brief appearance on children's TV programme Gimmie 5, as a member of public performing in front of the camera on the Quayside in Exeter. Following this, he presented the CBBC Broom Cupboard until 1998.
From 1999 until 2000 he was the first presenter of the CITV game show Jungle Run.
Along with Richard McCourt ("Dick") he is currently best known as half of the double act Dick and Dom. Their programme Dick and Dom in da Bungalow ran from 2002 to 2006, and won two BAFTAs in 2004 for Best Presenters and Best Children's Entertainment. On this show in 2004, Wood set the world record for largest number of pants put on in one minute. Throughout 2000–2002, the pair also starred in the 2-series TV show Bring it On.
In 2006, along with Jon Tickle, Wood co-presented the UK pop science show Brainiac's Test Tube Baby, a spin-off of Brainiac: Science Abuse.
He has also co-hosted the BBC Three coverage of the 2007 series of Comic Relief does Fame Academy.
Dick and Dom have presented a daytime version of Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old? since autumn 2007.
In 2010, Wood was cast in the live-action 3D family comedy movie Horrid Henry: The Movie alongside Richard McCourt as the titular character's fierce cousin-in-law Pimply Paul. The film was released on 29 July 2011.
Also in 2010, Wood wrote and starred in the CBBC show, The Legend of Dick and Dom, where Dick and Dom star as two budding young princes who are on a quest to find the antidote to a terrible plague that consumed Fyredor because Dick dropped the cure. The all-star cast also includes Mannitol (Steve Furst), a wizard who is really bad at doing magic, and Lutin (Chloe Bale).
Wood has co-written several books, including:
- Dominic Wood's Magic Book
- Dominic Wood's Spooky Magic
Wood married Sandi Lee Hughes of the (now defunct) pop band allSTARS*. The couple have two sons.
He has an older brother named Jim who appeared on an episode of Dick and Dom in da Bungalow. He has two other brothers as well, named Matt and Tim.
Wood has been diagnosed as dyslexic. He is a vegetarian. He is 5'5", though his press releases indicate otherwise (revealed on All Star Mr and Mrs, 10 May 2008).
Wood ran the annual charity event the Great North Run for the first time in 2007.
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