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Richard McCourt in 2017
|Born||12 August 1976
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
|Occupation||Television, Radio, Live performance, Acting|
|Known for||Dick and Dom|
|Partner(s)||Katrina Bryan (2015–present); engaged|
Richard "Dick" McCourt (born 12 August 1976 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England) is an English presenter of television and radio, best known as one half of the comic duo Dick and Dom, with the other being Dominic Wood. McCourt is the godfather of Wood's two sons. His older brother is fellow TV presenter James McCourt.
McCourt was educated at Tapton School, a state comprehensive in Sheffield. At Norton College, building on his experience as a volunteer at Sheffield's hospital radio station, he studied audio, video and print media, receiving the BTEC National Diploma in media production in 1994.
McCourt gained his experience in Sheffield presenting Hospital Television and local television throughout the early '90s. He is best known for co-presenting, with Dominic Wood, Dick and Dom in da Bungalow. The show ran on CBBC and BBC1, from 2002 to 2006 and was famous for its zany games, often played in public places. Dick and Dom had other CBBC hits including The Legend of Dick and Dom, Diddy TV and Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom. From 2007 to 2008 McCourt and Wood hosted the daytime version of Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old? on Sky One.
- In-vision continuity 'Broom Cupboard' presentation at CBBC (1996–2000)
- On Safari on CITV (2000)
- Bring It On Children's BBC 1 (2001–2002)
- CBBC Channel 'Presentation' (2002–2003)
- Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow CBBC (2002–2006)
- Ask the Family BBC 2 (2005)
- Are you Smarter than a 10 Year Old SKY ONE (2007–2008)
- The Legend of Dick and Dom CBBC (2008–2010)
- Da Dick and Dom Dairies(Best of Da Bungalow) CBBC (2010)
- Dick and Dom Go Wild CBBC (2010–2011)
- Bananas In Pyjamas V/O (2011–2012)
- Splatalot CBBC (2011–2013)
- Diddy Dick and Dom Diddy Movies CBBC (2011–2013)
- Dick and Dom's Hoopla CBBC (2012)
- Blue Peter:You Decide! (2013)
- Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom CBBC (2012–2016)
- Diddy TV CBBC (2014–2017)
- Hospital radio Sheffield Children's Hospital (1988–1996)
- Local radio (1993–1996)
- BBC Radio 1's Sunday morning 10 am – 1 pm show, co-hosting with Dominic Wood (2007-2008)
- Podcast Diddy Pod BBC Sounds (2018–2020)
- Podcast Cash From Chaos (2019–present)
- Podcast The Dick and Dom Debate (2020–present)
On stage, McCourt has appeared in many productions, including:
- Aladdin at the Empire Theatre in Sunderland (1999/2000)
- Cinderella at the Derngate Theatre, Northampton (2000–2001)
- Aladdin at the Theatre Royal, Bath (2001/2002)
- Dick Whittington at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield (2002/2003)
- Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre in London's West End (Lead role) (2013/2014)
- Butlins Dick vs Dom (Stage show) (2014/2016/2018/2020)
- Cinderella at the Birmingham Arena (2015/2016)
- Peter Pan at the Worthing Pier Pavilion Theatre (2016/2017)
- Dick vs Dom (Stage show) (UK tour)
- Beauty and the Beast at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester (2017/2018)
- Edinburgh Festival Dick vs Dom (Stage show)
- Peter Pan at the Empire Theatre in Sunderland (2018/2019)
In 2011, McCourt and Wood appeared in the Feature film Horrid Henry: The Movie, playing 2 Cool 4 School presenters. They also take their live show Dick vs Dom to various festivals including Camp Bestival, The Big Festival, CarFest, The Great Wonderfest, Jimmy's Festival, Chalfest, Wychwood, Standon Calling, Hay Festival and BST in Hyde Park.
In 2008, McCourt received the Association of Colleges Gold Award, in recognition of his success in media. The award cited his work advising students interested in media careers. He is an ambassador for Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Research UK and he supports Dreamflight, WellChild and Children in Need. In April 2010, he ran the London Marathon. He has also taken part in several Bupa' Manchester 10k and Great Yorkshire Run's to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society. In 2006 and 2009 he cycled from London to Paris and has trekked the Great Wall Of China all in aid of Dementia research.
McCourt currently resides with his long-term partner Katrina Bryan who he has been dating since 2015. In 2019, Bryan confirmed their engagement via her Instagram page.
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