About Nikki


Nikki Dean is a broadcast journalist with extensive Live TV Presenting experience. Credits include BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s Online PresenterSomething 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…