TV Presenter, Gadget Reviewer, Blogger and Voice Artist
Nikki Dean is a broadcast journalist with extensive Live TV Presenting experience. Credits include: - BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s Online Presenter - Something for the Weekend Retail and - Gadget Expert and Channel M’s Breakfast Show Anchor. She specialises in Entertainment and Gadgets & Technology as well as Consumer affairs. Early Career Nikki started her career as a reporter on Channel M, as their Entertainment Correspondent interviewing celebrities and producing and presenting a twice daily live news bulletin, from there she was asked to screen test for the role of Breakfast Show Anchor where she stayed for two years (SKY 203, Virgin 878) The show broadcast LIVE for 3 hours a day and covered features as vast as Showbiz news and Celebrity interviews through to Sport, Business and topical news items. Nikki wrote most of her own scripts and researched her interviews that were as varied as the Economy, Keith Chegwin talking about National Chip week or a local artist talking about their latest exhibition. With no two days the same, the role required a great sense of humour, an ability to ad-lib, to think on her feet and react quickly to changes within the programme as directed. Through this experience she is also very experienced in the use of open talkback and autocue. BBC Strictly Come Dancing Online Presenter 2009 – Present Nikki has now been working with BBC Strictly Come Dancing‘s online team since the 2009 for five series in total – and is about to return for her 6th!. As well as bringing audiences all the backstage gossip and presenting the online features she voices the weekly catch up programme ‘Strictly in 60’. Go to http://t.co/uYiCz4gNzq. The Brand Detective (Gadget Blog and Online Show) Nikki is also known as the Brand Detective after her successful Gadget and Tech blog which she Presents, Produces an online show for as well as writing all blog content and gadget reviews since 2010 You can view the YouTube channel ‘The Brand Detective’ athttp://www.youtube.com/user/TheBrandDetective, and visit the blog at http://thebranddetective.com/. Something for the Weekend Gadget and Retail Expert You might also recognise Nikki as the Retail expert and Gadget expert from BBC’s Sunday morning Show ‘Something for the Weekend’ where she presented the gadget section from 2010 – 2011, again reviewing and demonstrating the latest gadgets, gizmos and quirky products in a fun way with Tim Lovejoy and various celebrity guests…
I’m thrilled to have been selected to host the closing conference for the Eveolution event for the Business Growth Hub – the programme has been a celebration of women in business and has seen hundreds of women up skilled in digital and social media skills as well as essential skills for business. Find the details[…]
I’m so excited to be filming a batch of reviews and videos to add to my YouTube channel – I will be reviewing fitness apps, along with my favourite pastime, fitness gadget reviews so keep your eyes peeled for the vids!
What a great few days it’s been at The Ideal Home Show at Christmas – a really great way of getting in the festive spirit and get some early festive bargains! I’ve been hosting the Christmas stage at IHS 2015 and been lucky enough to work with some fab and fun guests including the inspirational[…]
As I recently bought myself a lovely new flat I can think of no better place to be working this weekend than hosting the Christmas theatre at The Ideal Home Show, packed full of goodies for the home and, of course, all things festive, it’s a fab place to get ideas and inspiration for Christmas.[…]
I have been back to school to study something I am really passionate about – Exercise and working out! and I’m thrilled to say that I am now a fully qualified Personal Trainer. I have such an erratic schedule that over the past two years I have found that my training has really suffered and[…]
I’m back at the awesome NEC to present Autumn fair – a trade show which is basically 5 giant halls of house Heaven!
I am SO excited to let you all know that I have launched my brand new Fitness Tech blog blog fitnology.fitness As I have recently qualified as a Personal Trainer – and of course I LOVE my tech – it made perfect sense to focus on Fitness Tech reviews and vlogs and I have already[…]
Nikki Dean is a broadcast journalist with extensive Live TV Presenting experience. Credits include BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s Online Presenter, Something for The Weekend Retail and Gadget Expert and Channel M Breakfast Show Anchor. She specialises in Entertainment and Gadget/ Technology as well as Consumer affairs. Early Career Nikki started her career as a reporter[…]
“Northern, down to earth, upbeat and trustworthy” Nikki has lots of Voice Over experience for Clients including the BBC, Asd, Betfred, GMG Radio, BT, Asda, Matalan, Jet2.com, Brocholes TV ad, Numero Software, Leeds Building Society and Nailease. She also voices all of the BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s online features – including the popular catch up[…]