Nikki Dean is a broadcast journalist with extensive Live TV, Pre-Recorded, Live Event and Corporate Presenting experience. Credits include BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s Online Presenter, BBC 2’s Something for the Weekend Gadget Girl and Channel M’s Breakfast Show Anchor as well as Entertainment Reporter roles for various channels (Channel 5, ITV, BBC1, BBC2, Life TV).
She specialises in Entertainment and Gadgets & Technology as well as Consumer affairs, and is a popular choice for Brands after a competent and natural Presenter for Corporate films and Product demonstrations.
Nikki started her Professional Presenting career in 2007 racking up some impressive credits and working all over the world in the process. Some might say it was the natural path for the girl who was always told off for talking at school!
After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Media & Broadcast Journalism, Nikki started out Producing TV commercials but it wasn’t long before she hopped over to the other side of the camera and landed her first full-time Presenting gig as the Entertainment Correspondent for Channel M. The role saw her interview various top celebrities and putting her producing skills to good use as she also Produced and Presented 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) and gave Nikki the chance to rack up 3 hours of Live TV every day, 5 days a week, for two and half years – the perfect training which helped to shape Nikki’s down to earth, natural and ‘ready for anything’ presenting style.
The show 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 1’s Strictly Come Dancing, Online Presenter 2009 – 2015
Nikki landed her dream role in 2009 as the Backstage Presenter for BBC Strictly Come Dancing where she stayed for six happy series in total.
As well as bringing audiences all the backstage gossip and presenting the online features she voiced the weekly catch up programme ‘Strictly in 60’. Go to http://t.co/uYiCz4gNzq.
BBC 2’s Something for the Weekend, Gadget and Retail Expert 2010 – 2012
It wasn’t long before Nikki was snapped up by BBC2 as one of their legendary Gadget Girls for popular Sunday morning Show ‘Something for the Weekend’ where she presented the gadget section from 2010 – 2012, reviewing and demonstrating the latest gadgets, gizmos and quirky products in a fun way with Tim Lovejoy and various celebrity guests.
Channel 5 Live with Gabby, VT Presenter 2011
Nikki enjoyed presenting a variety of Entertainment and Factual features during the Channel 5 series ‘Live With Gabby’ magazine Show.
Various Channels – Freelance Entertainment Presenter / Showbiz Correspondent 2009 – Present
Writing scripts, producing bulletins, editing VTs and Voice Overs for Red Carpet events, Live OBs and Pre-recorded features
Brand/ Corporate Presenter 2009 – Present
Clients include: adidas, Microsoft, Samsung, Scan Computers, Volkswagen, Audi, Asda, Matalan, Veho, Motorola, BBC, SKY